MIT Entrepreneurship Development Programme 2019 Competition

Applications are now open for MIT EDP 2019.

Applications will close at 22.00 pm on Friday 28 September 2018.

Section 1 - About you

Name *
Job title *
Name of company *
Address *
Town *
Postcode *
Email *
Age of business *
Current turnover*
Stage of business *


Section 2 - Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Please complete Section 2 A if your company or social enterprise is account managed by HIE
Please complete Section 2 B if your company or social enterprise is participating on a HIE Accelerator

Section 2 A - Companies account managed by HIE

Name of Account Manager or Relationship Manager
Email address of Account Manager / Relationship Manager
NB on receipt of your application, your Account Manager will be asked to provide a statement to support your application.
Please select the level of support you have agreed with your Account Manager:

Section 2 B - Companies participating on HIE Accelerators

Name of HIE Accelerator you are participating on:

30 under 30 Accelerator
Pathfinder Accelerator


Section 3 - Your application

All applicants must complete 5 questions. Be as clear and succinct as possible – this is part of your pitch!

WORD LIMTS: We strongly encourage applicants to stay within the given guidelines regarding the maximum word count for each question. Whilst an applicant will not be penalised for exceeding these word counts, they are a key part of the process and give the reviewers an understanding of your ability to present your business case and ambitions in a clear and succinct way. We prefer that you adhere to these limits to the best of your ability.

Q1 * Please give a short description of your business (500 words)
Q2 * Please outline your role within the business (250 words max)
Q3 * Please outline your ambitions for the company over the short, medium and long term (500 words)
Q4 * Explain how you intend to achieve these ambitions and what impact participation on MIT EDP 2019 would have on your plans (500 words)
Q5 * Why would someone describe you as an ambitious entrepreneur? (500 words)


Section 4 - Terms and Conditions

Please agree to the following statements:

*I confirm that if selected for a place on the MIT Entrepreneurship Development Programme 2019, I will make myself available on the following dates:

  • 29 or 30 October 2018 for interview at HIE in Inverness
  • Week commencing 19 November 2018 for a pre-MIT EDP briefing and networking meeting at HIE in Inverness
  • 17-25 January 2019 in Boston for the MIT EDP 2019 visit
* I confirm that I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions as listed at www.hie.co.uk/edpterms
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