Edinburgh Business School Incubator Welcomes New Startups
The incubator now houses 14 startups following the arrival of the new business ventures.
The Business Incubator at the Edinburgh Business School, led by Heriot-Watt, has opened its doors to new businesses, bringing the total number of resident startups to 14.
Following a highly competitive application process, a number of businesses, ranging from sensor technology specialists to student bedding providers, have been offered a place at the incubator and an opportunity to develop their products.
The incubator, which was opened in July 2018, originally housed nine startups and called for fresh applications in November.
The new business ventures have joined existing companies in the Incubator, which include HeadSpace Design and Inventapod.
They will now participate in a structured development programme, which provides training, mentoring and workshops.
Kallum Russell, coordinator at the Business Incubator, commented: “Six months after the Edinburgh Business School Incubator was officially opened by HRH Duke of York, we are delighted to expand and welcome new companies to Heriot-Watt campus.
“The new intake will join our existing cohort and will benefit from free space in fully-equipped offices.”
Professor Laura Galloway, professor of entrepreneurship at Edinburgh Business School, added: “The range and variety of businesses hosted by Edinburgh Business School’s Incubator reflects our multidisciplinary approach towards entrepreneurship education and business support.
“We believe everyone should be offered equal opportunities to better themselves and the benefits of this approach are far-reaching. This is why Edinburgh Business School offers flexible business education around the world and the reason why we established Business Incubator at our Edinburgh campus.”