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.

  • 2,660 Applications
  • £10m Awarded
  • 293 Businesses Supported
  • 1204 Jobs Generated
  • £79.78m Additional Turnover
  • £87.87m Additional Investment

Our Competitions

Scottish Edge Loans

Supporting Scotland’s Future Entrepreneurs

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.

View full list of EDGE Pledgers

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 over a week until #EDGE12 opens for application. Will you be following in the footsteps of @intelligentpos fou… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

  2. We've awarded over £10m to some of Scotland's most innovative entrepreneurs so far. @MikeGCorrigan and… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

  3. It's just over 2 weeks until the launch of #EDGE12! Have a look at our case study with hugely successful past EDGE… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  6. If you're looking for some inspiration ahead of #EDGE12 launching at the end of the month, take a look at our Case… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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