With only a couple of days remaining until we wrap up our Summer Accelerator for 2020, we wanted to introduce you to the entrepreneurs that have been participating in this year’s programme.
Over the course of four weeks, our team of experienced Business Advisers have been delivering practical online workshops to support these ambitious entrepreneurs to accelerate their ideas and reach their business goals. The programme has also included a suite of helpful business start-up resources, one-to-one coaching, peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, networking opportunities, and advice from experienced professionals and entrepreneurs within the entrepreneurial eco-system in Edinburgh and beyond.
This Friday, 10 July 2020, participants will be pitching for a share of £6,000 provided by Santander Universities, which will support them in accelerating their businesses. We’re delighted to be welcoming our guest judges Lindsey McArthur, University Relationship Manager at Santander UK, and Bruce Walker, CEO of FutureX, who will be deliberating and deciding on how much funding each of these entrepreneurs will receive to support the growth of their businesses.
Without further ado, here are the talented entrepreneurs that make up our BRT 2020 Summer Accelerator cohort.
Sophie helps SMEs supercharge their marketing to get more customers and increase their profits through offering copywriting, content creation, social media management, and strategy services.
Euan Bodie, Lewis Holman, and Hannah Thomson
Shoe Fix is a premium shoe cleaning and repair company. They offer free collection and delivery in Edinburgh, and due to demand, have expanded their service to Livingston, Falkirk, and Stirling.
Mical Della Vecchia
DeAir aims to bring aromatherapy to create a more pleasant and healthier driving experience. Their products include a mini reed diffuser that works by hanging it from the car rear-view mirror, like an ordinary car air freshener, but with added benefits.
Cecilia offers newborn, children, and family lifestyle photography services in and around Edinburgh. Photoshoots are tailored to customers’ needs, and Cecilia’s relaxed photography style ensures that the photographs produced portray the authenticity of everyday life, creating memories to be treasured for a lifetime.
Braw Surf is a community focused brand representing the unique drive behind cold-water surfing in Scotland. The company sells products to suit the harsh yet adventurous lifestyle of surfers who embrace the unforgiving North Sea, with their flagship product being an organic surf wax.
pRESPECT offers career coaching for marginalised people who are seeking support with personal development and career access to sustainable jobs. This includes a suite of services from digital skills training, one-to-one coaching, group sessions, and business start-up support.
India is developing an app for high school students which uses artificial intelligence to serve users with personalised content to address their knowledge gaps, boost their confidence, and support learners to achieve the best possible grades in their exams.
Kirsty McKain and Rebecca Subido
Founded by two Scottish designer-makers, Fine Piece offers lasting, high-quality pieces of furniture and homewares made from reclaimed or recycled materials.
Alex Porter-Smith & Eathan CurrieHristos Pasiamis
High Tide is a production company that creates high-end online video content for company campaigns. Their mission is to enable brands to engage meaningfully with audiences through creative content.
Algae Limited aims to significantly reduce plastic pollution by developing a sustainable material for 3D printing and injection moulding for packaging and other structural applications.
Rocket Global Marketing helps SMEs enter overseas markets, particularly in China. Their services include high-quality translation, marketing, and business cooperation.
Our team at Bright Red Triangle is looking forward to continuing to support these talented entrepreneurs in growing their businesses beyond our 2020 Summer Accelerator.
Remember, if you’re an Edinburgh Napier student, alumni, or staff member with a business idea, find out how we can help you here.