MIT Entrepreneurship Development Programme 2018 Competition

Applications are now open for MIT EDP 2018.

Applications will close at 12.00 midnight Friday 29 September 2017.

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

Name of Account Manager or Relationship Manager *
Email address of Account Manager / Relationship Manager *
Email address of HIE Account Manager/Relationship Manager:
NB on receipt of your application, your Account Manager will be asked to provide a statement to support your application.


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 word limits. Whilst an applicant will not be penalised for exceeding these limits, 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 max)
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 max)
Q4 * Explain how you intend to achieve these ambitions and what impact participation on the MIT EDP programme would have on your plans (500 words max)
Q5 * Why would someone describe you as an ambitious entrepreneur (500 words max)


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 2018, I will make myself available on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 1 November and Thursday 2 November for interview.
  • Pre-EDP Breifing and Networking Meeting - to be confirmed.
  • 25 January - 4 February 2018 in Boston for the MIT EDP 2018 visit.
* I agree to the terms and conditions as listed at www.hie.co.uk/edpterms
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