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

    The Scottish EDGE is about you, your business, your ambition and that thirst for success all entrepreneurs hold. We’ve designed Scottish EDGE based on our own experiences of building businesses offering you the practical support that will help you accelerate growth and build success.

    Applications for Scottish EDGE Round 9 have now closed. Round 10 will open for applications on 30th January 2017.

  • Higgs EDGE

    Higgs EDGE is a special award of up to £150,000 aimed at entrepreneurs who have a company that has applied leading edge technology to an innovative product, or product under development in the Science, Technology or Engineering sector, which is potentially world leading and has the potential for large scale global commercialisation.

    Applications for Scottish EDGE Round 9 have now closed. Round 10 will open for applications on 30th January 2017.

  • Wild Card EDGE

    This is a judges’ award category and requires the collective agreement of the assessment panel that you or your company has the ‘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.

    Applications for Scottish EDGE Round 9 have now closed. Round 10 will open for applications on 30th January 2017.

  • Young EDGE

    At Scottish EDGE we recognise that growing your business can be particularly challenging for younger entrepreneurs. Young EDGE is an additional special category designed to support companies whose directors are all aged 18-30 with grants of up to £10,000.

    Applications for Scottish EDGE Round 9 have now closed. Round 10 will open for applications on 30th January 2017.

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. Just what the EDGE team needed after an intense week of assessments! The #STVAppeal party was great, well done all… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…

  2. An evening testament Scotland's calibre of entrepreneurial innovation. An inspirational mix of speakers and winners… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…

  3. Preparations are under way at Edge HQ for #STVAppeal. Tune into @WeAreSTV at 8pm to watch us all get camera shy! pic.twitter.com/oBADnitROu

  4. Don't miss out on the Early Bird! @BIOS_conference twitter.com/BIOS_conferenc…

  5. Scottish EDGE team scrubbing up well at #CC16Awards @ConvergeC pic.twitter.com/0pQqGSBMOX

  6. Fantastic to see EDGE Alumni Robotical, MindMate & Estendio benefit from and win #CC16Awards @ConvergeC

  7. Always inspiring to see our #EDGEAlumni go full circle! twitter.com/skyecandles/st…

  8. Good luck to all #CC16Awards finalists! Hope the pitches went well! Looking forward to hearing all about it tonight… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…

  9. It's a general day for our #ScottishEDGE9 Assessment Panel today reviewing applications from cycle accessories to t… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…

  10. A fantstic opportunity for someone looking to kickstart a career in enterprise! @YE_Scotland @bridge2businesstwitter.com/i/web/status/7…

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: