Looking to get your business idea off to a flying start? Applications are now open for Converge 2019, the leading company creation competition for staff, students and recent graduates of Scottish Universities and Research Institutes.
From spin outs to start-ups, Converge helps the most innovative and creative thinkers from academia to realise their entrepreneurial ambitions by offering no-strings-attached cash prizes, mentoring and a programme of business support that turns fledgling businesses into investor-ready companies.
This year you can choose from three competition categories:
- • Converge Challenge – for projects demonstrating protectable know how, high commercial potential and scalability
- • Creative Challenge – for innovative, new businesses operating within Scotland’s creative industries sector
- • Impact Challenge – for innovative, new businesses with a social or environmental mission at their core
Applications are welcomed from any industry sector and for products or service-based ideas at any stage of development.