Scotedge - Encouraging Dynamic Growth Entrepreneurs

What is Scotedge?

Scotedge is a Dragon's Den style pitching competition for ambitious entrepreneurs who wish to grow their business.

This competition is open to limited companies, social enterprises and charities in Scotland who have been trading for up to 5 years who wish to apply for up to £100,00 (max.£50,000 grant, max. £50,000 loan) to accelerate growth of their business. Full details, eligibility criteria, FAQs, case studies of previous winners is available at www.scotedge.com.


How can HIE help?

Specific, tailored support for applicants from the Highlands and Islands area is available from HIE. Download the flyer for further details. With support delivered by Atlantic Consultants Ltd, businesses can benefit from:

• pre-appraisals of any written applications
• advice on production of the video pitch submission
• semi final training in pitch delivery and development of presentation and communication skills (in Inverness)
• expert one-to-one coaching and support for the finals

If you are based in the Highlands and Islands and interested in accessing the support available for Scottish EDGE preparation and application, please contact Ewen Macaulay at HIE.

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