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Edinburgh Business School Incubator Seeking Second Cohort

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The business incubator is now calling for start-ups at any stage to apply for its second intake of entrepreneurs for November 2018. 

The Edinburgh Business School (EBS), located at Heriot-Watt University’s Riccarton campus, is now calling for applications for its start-up incubator’s November intake.

Successful applicants will be offered free space in fully equipped offices for one year, commencing January 2019. Along with access to desk-space, the cohort will have access to workshops, training, and expert advice.

The incubator, which was opened last July by the Duke of York, currently hosts nine businesses including; A Place in Childhood (APiC), HeadSpace Design, Inventapod Ltd, Meander Apparel, Our Nuptial Chest, Torehill Ltd, TownRock Energy, Turtle Pack and Loft Boarding School Ltd.

Businesses From Any Sector Welcome to Apply

The purpose of the Incubator is to provide a safe environment for early-stage businesses to explore and validate their ideas while identifying suitable markets for their products.

Kallum Russell, who coordinates the Business Incubator at EBS, said: “We invite applications from entrepreneurs who want to come and build innovative businesses.

“We welcome any industry sector, including social and charity-based enterprises at any stage of a start-up, from proof of concept to early trading.

“Entrepreneurs who want to join Edinburgh Business School Incubator should complete the application form by Friday 30th of November.

“Current residents run a range of firms in a variety of sectors, including marketing, construction and energy. This reflects Edinburgh Business School’s multidisciplinary approach towards entrepreneurship education and business support.”

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Professor Laura Galloway, professor of Business and Enterprise at EBS, said: “We are very excited to open applications for the second cohort. We are proud of the fact our Incubator is open to all, and businesses we host include Heriot-Watt University alumni, as well as businesses new to the University.

“The range of talent in the first cohort is very impressive and we look forward to welcoming new businesses, as we expand and increase the number of spaces available in our Business Incubator.”

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