Today, after two weeks of EDGE of your seat vote campaigning by three very worthy contenders, we are delighted to announce the winner of the Round 10 Wild Card EDGE public vote. Following the Wild Card EDGE final, BUBL Bags, Drink Baotic by Hippo and Hedgehog and Sonik Pocket were shortlisted from the 12 winning businesses, by the expert panel of judges, to take part in an online public vote to win the chance to pitch for additional funding of up to £100,000 at the Scottish EDGE final on June 22nd, 2017 (Get your free ticket here).
Having received 701 of the 1,637 votes cast from 27 countries around the world, we are thrilled to announce that Sonik Pocket have won our Wild Card EDGE public vote!
— Sonik Pocket (@SonikPocket) May 22, 2017
Sonik Pocket, founded by Usman Yaseen, is an innovative, multiple revenue generating online education and shopping platform for children that supports financial learning, in a fun, safe and secure environment. Adults deposit funds and children complete household/educational tasks to ‘unlock’ pocket money with gamification and educational theory – teaching money management along the way.
The winning business will now be given the opportunity to pitch for additional funding at the Scottish EDGE final on June 22nd, 2017. Evelyn McDonald, CEO of Scottish EDGE, commented; “What an exciting two weeks it’s been, all three businesses have been outstanding in their efforts to secure votes and win a place at the Scottish EDGE final. We were once again delighted with the energetic level of public participation that we’ve come to associate with our Wild Card EDGE vote, and we’re thrilled to be able to announce the chosen winner. We look forward to seeing Usman pitch at the final next month and to presenting all three businesses with their Wild Card EDGE awards.”
Want to see Sonik Pocket pitch live at the Scottish EDGE final? Then get your free tickets here!