Who We Are

Scottish EDGE is a competition aimed at identifying and supporting Scotland’s up-and-coming, innovative, high-growth potential entrepreneurial talent.

We believe that it’s important to support entrepreneurs and start-up businesses in any way we can. We also recognise that supporting businesses isn’t a one-off thing. From providing prize funding of up to £150,000 to a quick catch-up, we’re here for the long haul. Are you in? Let’s get down to business.

  • 2,000 Applications
  • £7m Awarded
  • 205 Businesses Supported
  • 641 Jobs Generated
  • £31.8m Additional Turnover
  • £28.36m Additional Investment

Our Competitions

Scottish Edge Loans

Scottish Edge Logo

Young EDGE Loans launched to give further boost to Scotland’s youngest entrepreneurs.

Offering loans of between £2,500 and £25,000, the Scottish EDGE Loans programme is designed to support young entrepreneurs aged 18-30 who are keen to grow their business but lack the finance to put their plans into place. For further details, please contact Richard Gibson, Young EDGE Loans Manager, at richard.gibson@scottishedge.com.

Our Latest Updates

Case Studies

  • Trtl:

    One of the main benefits of winning the Scottish EDGE is the network it plugs you into.

    Michael Corrigan
  • IntelligentPoS:

    Since we won the Scottish EDGE, we’ve doubled the size of our team from twenty to forty.

    Robin Knox, IntelligentPoS
  • Appointedd:

    Without Scottish EDGE, I don’t think we’d be in business now.

    Leah Hutcheon, Appointedd
  • Geek Retreat:

    Scottish EDGE funding can be absolutely invaluable to new startup companies.

    Carina Walsh, Geek Retreat
  • Mallzee:

    I think Scotland's a great place to start a business.

    Cally Russell, Mallzee
  • Kitsch Drinks:

    Young EDGE was just the perfect amount for us to scale up.

    Craig Johnston, Kitsch Drinks

Latest Tweets

  1. With less than 2 weeks to go before the deadline, spend some time this weekend working on your #ScottishEDGE9 video. buff.ly/2bvcux5

  2. Some great publicity for #EDGEalumni @amiqus in the @guardian recently. Have a read about Callum's work. twitter.com/GuardianMTN/st…

  3. Just two weeks left to apply for #ScottishEDGE9 and win up to £150k for your business! buff.ly/2bMB0r6 pic.twitter.com/p54pGaF4kU

  4. Have you seen our brand new case study videos yet? Check them out on our website: buff.ly/2bhizhx twitter.com/kirstin_ledger…

  5. Two more opportunities to attend a #ScottishEDGE9 workshop, either in Fife or @VenturefestScot. Full details: buff.ly/2bMzd5i

  6. You're welcome @BeYonderLtd. Hope to see an application to #ScottishEDGE9 from you soon. scottishedge.com twitter.com/beyonderltd/st…

  7. Meet @TrtlPillow in our brand new case study film. They might just tempt you to apply for #ScottishEDGE9! buff.ly/2bLvqX9

  8. Great shot of Evelyn and our #EDGEalumni @SCALEscotland a few weeks ago. A hugely rewarding experience. pic.twitter.com/jtXKHKZYLC

Contact Us

If you have any questions or want more information on Scottish EDGE, our Loans programme, or have a potential partnership to discuss, then please feel free to get in touch: