BRT Fortnighly News

April 15, 2019

In case you missed our BRT Newsletter going out last week, take a look below.

Bright Red Sparks 2019

Finalists Revealed!

We cannot be more excited to share with you this year’s shortlisted candidates for Bright Red Sparks! The winner will be revealed on the 11 April at our awards ceremony, taking place in The Balmoral!

Freelance Workshop vol. 2

Our second Freelance Workshop was another great success, with more than 50 Edinburgh Napier students in attendance. We are also happy to announce that we have started a Facebook group that is open to our freelance community – check it out! The group aims to encourage interaction and shared learning. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, have a peek below!

From Our Community

Bright Red Sparks Keynote Speaker: Lara Findlay, GearedApp

We cannot be more proud to announce our keynote speaker for the Bright Red Sparks 2019 Awards Dinner, Lara Findlay


Lara is the Director and Co-founder at GearedApp, an Edinburgh based mobile app and web development company. Together with fellow Edinburgh Napier students, Lara started the company from our incubator space at Merchiston campus in 2013. Since then, their team has grown to 12 people and the company is working with clients from all over the globe. Lara has extensive experience and passion when it comes to business development, growing teams, and developing company culture. We are super excited to learn more about her journey at the #BrightRedSparks awards night!


Converge 2019

Exciting News! Converge 2019 is here and applications are now open. The Converge Challenge is the leading company creation competition for staff, students, and recent graduates of Scottish Universities and Research Institutes. Do you think you have what it takes to win? If you are considering applying, please feel free to book a meeting with Pete or Wendy, who will be more than happy to give you feedback on your application.

RSE: Enterprise Fellowship Programme

The RSE Enterprise Fellowship Programme is open! If you have a great business idea that has science or technology at its core, then this programme is for you.


How to Create a Personal Development Plan?

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BRT Member, Nick Homer, from OnGen Ltd.

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