The Bright Red Sparks competition provides an opportunity for Edinburgh Napier students, staff, and alumni to showcase their entrepreneurial success with a chance to win cash prizes and in-kind support to further develop themselves, their ideas, and their business. With six categories to enter, there is something for everyone – individuals and businesses alike. Our 2020 competition is open now. Click here to apply.
The Bright Red Sparks awards ceremony is open to all, and offers an exciting evening to celebrate innovation and enterprise across the Edinburgh Napier community. The winners of our Bright Red Sparks competition are revealed on the night, we have a three course meal, drinks, and a fantastic opportunity to meet individuals from across the entrepreneurial community in Edinburgh and beyond. Our next awards evening will take place in May 2020. Be quick to book, as places sell out fast.
“The positive atmosphere, the way the event was put together and the purpose of the awards – helping startups and businesses grow.”
“There was a buzz in the room and everyone seemed excited with anticipation and pride at being part of the community.”
“The atmosphere was great, lots of interesting people and projects, was lovely to have a photographer there as well. Definitely a success!”
“There was a real buzz around the venue the whole night… it went along with a sense of anticipation and camaraderie. What an amazing experience!”
“The event was very well placed and the seating arrangement was productive and friendly, especially for newbies. The host, speakers and award winners spoke well and it was inspiring to see the future for social or community focused startups.”
“Everything was great, I really enjoyed my evening!”
In 2019, we celebrated our second Bright Red Sparks at The Balmoral. Six winners were announced on the evening. Find out what some of our winners had to say here.
Shannon Fontius, Echo Shoppe
Tom Inglis, Wildcat Applications
Isabel Dosser, Dignity Boxes
Geraint Florida-James, MTBCOS