Competitions


The Pitch

The Pitch looks to educate, empower and enable entrepreneurs to succeed. They hold an annual competition designed to support people launching, running and growing their small businesses.

Scottish Edge

Scottish Edge is a competition aimed at identifying and supporting Scotland’s innovative entrepreneurial talent. The winner of the bi-annual competition receives £150,000 in funding, along with continuous mentoring and support.

Converge Challenge

Converge Challenge is the leading company creation programme for staff, students and recent graduates of Universities and Research Institutes in Scotland. The Converge Challenge provides high quality training, hands-on mentoring and practical support, including cash prizes.

EIE

Engage Invest Exploit is Scotland’s premier technology investor showcase. Their annual EIE conference consists of Scotland’s most innovative and data-driven companies, who all seek different levels of funding.

Business in the Community Awards

The annual Business in the Community awards are the premier global Responsible Business Award, providing a high-profile opportunity to publicly recognise the achievement of businesses and their employees.

Sporting Chance Initiative

The Sports Innovation Challenge is an opportunity for students and recent graduates to develop an innovative idea for a sports product, service and/or technology. The competition seeks to develop talent within Universities and Colleges and thus generate new ideas that can enhance the world of sport.

AccelerateHER

The AccelerateHER Awards are designed to inspire and support more women-led companies to access significant support, exposure and networking opportunities for their businesses. There are six different categories in the annual competition.

SIE

If you have an idea, then FRESH IDEAS is for you. From October to January EVERY MONTH you’ll have the chance to win a cash prize to help you develop your idea into a real business venture.

Don’t worry if you don’t know a lot about business. That’s what we’re here for! The process is designed to help you develop your business know-how and show you how to turn a good idea into a successful new business. So even if you’re not a winner, you’ll still benefit from our help and be in a great position to take the next steps.

The winners and highly commended entries from each month can enter the next stage of the competition, where they can win one of the top prizes.

The Awesome Foundation

The Awesome foundation provides grants from all over the globe. Each ‘chapter’ provides grants with no strings attached and claim no ownership over the projects they support. Anyone is eligible for a grant — individuals, groups, and organisations.

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