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Apply before 5th Sept 2018 Apply to Scottish EDGE 13
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.
Round 13 is now open!
Scottish EDGE is the main competition category, and all companies that apply and meet the eligibility criteria will be entered in to and assessed for the main Scottish EDGE competition.
This category also includes two special awards: Higgs EDGE, for Science, Technology and Engineering focused businesses; and Creative EDGE, for businesses from within Scotland’s Creative Sector.
If you have an Innovative, High-Growth Potential business then you could win up to £100,000 (£150,000 for Higgs EDGE) plus a fantastic package of support from Scottish EDGE.
The application process consists of each business completing the Scottish EDGE Online Application Form (available from our website) and producing a 3-minute video presentation. Your application and video submission are then assessed by our independent panel of assessors against the following criteria: Innovation, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Business Growth Potential, Customer Focused, Utilisation of Funding and Risk Awareness.
Round 13 is now open!
Recognising that businesses can often require support to take their product or service to market, Scottish EDGE introduced the Wild Card EDGE competition category in 2015. Open to pre-trading businesses, winning a Wild Card EDGE award results in Scottish EDGE support in the form of a grant of up to £15,000 and access to our non-financial support package, provided by leading business professionals.
This is a judges’ award category and requires the collective agreement of the assessment panel that you or your company has the innovative ‘wow’ factor. Innovation is not only about your product or service; it can be about you, your approach, your team, or the design or brand which you have adopted.
Following the conclusion of the assessment day, the judging panel will decide the top Wild Card EDGE winner (irrespective of their Scottish EDGE assessment score) and this business will be awarded a place at a future Scottish EDGE final.
Round 13 is now open!
At Scottish EDGE, we recognise that growing your business can be particularly challenging for younger entrepreneurs. Whilst Scottish EDGE is open to all who meet the Scottish EDGE criteria, an additional special category has been designed to support Companies whose Directors are all aged 18-30 (excluding Non-Exec Directors and Investors) in the form of Young EDGE.
Applicants who are eligible for the Young EDGE category will be assessed as part of the Scottish EDGE 1st Stage Assessment Process and, should they meet the scoring level required following assessment, will be invited to pitch live at the Young EDGE Final, for the chance to win one of the prizes up to £15,000 (Grant only). The assessment criteria for Young EDGE is the same as in the Scottish EDGE category.
Following the conclusion of the assessment day, the judging panel will decide the top Young EDGE winner (irrespective of their Scottish EDGE assessment score) and this business will be awarded a place at a future Scottish EDGE final.
Young EDGE was first introduced at the start of 2014 and many of the Young EDGE winners have followed up their Young EDGE success by going on to win a Scottish EDGE or Higgs EDGE award in a subsequent round of the competition.
Completing an application form for Scottish EDGE will also confirm your entry in to the Young EDGE competition, if eligible. Please state your eligibility for Young EDGE by ticking the box on the online application form.
The “EDGE Pledge” is a pioneering initiative around which winners can make an agreement to contribute a minimum of one percent from exits or make a donation from future revenue streams to support Scotland’s next generation of entrepreneurs.
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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 using the number or contact form below:
tel: 0141 226 1906