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.

  • 2,218 Applications
  • £8m Awarded
  • 245 Businesses Supported
  • 818 Jobs Generated
  • £45.06m Additional Turnover
  • £44.12m 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.

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

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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 using the number or contact form below:

tel: 0131 317 0031