Scottish EDGE Round 14 Now Open for Applications
Scottish EDGE Round 14 is now accepting applications via its online portal until 4th March, 2019 at 2pm.
The UK’s largest funding competition is calling for innovative entrepreneurs to apply for Scottish EDGE Round 14.
Applications can be made via the competition’s online portal until 4th March at 2pm. To be considered for the competition, applicants must first submit a fully completed online application form along with a short video pitch.
Applications submitted in Round 14 will be vetted by a number of expert panels before being shortlisted to participate in a Scottish EDGE semi-final or the final competition’s subsidiary categories – Young EDGE or Wild Card EDGE. Those considering applying to Round 14 is welcome to participate in one of Scottish EDGE’s application workshops where attendees will receive expert advice on how best to craft their application.
Application and Video Presentation Support Workshops:
- 31st Jan 2019 (1pm) with HIE (Virtual)
- 13th Feb 2019 (10am) in Glasgow
- 15th Feb 2019 (10am) in Edinburgh
- 26th Feb 2019 (10am) in Aberdeen
- 26th Feb 2019 (10am) in Dundee
The final will take place on 28th and 30th May, and prizes ranging from £10,000 to £150,000 will be awarded at the 13th June awards ceremony. The newly returned Creative EDGE award, which is supported by Creative Scotland, will see one business within the creative sector awarded up to £100,000, and the newly introduced Social Enterprise EDGE Award, supported by the Postcode Innovation Trust, will result in a Social Enterprise business receiving a further £100,000. Another award will be announced later this week.
Scottish Edge has awarded more than £13 million over its past 13 rounds and has had a positive impact on Scotland’s economy. Past winners, who include Michael Corrigan of Trtl and Leah Hutcheon of Appointedd, have collectively generated additional investment of £131.29 million, £108.33 million in turnover and created 1652 jobs.
At the end of last year Scottish EDGE received a cash injection from Scottish Enterprise to help scale up the competition. The funding enabled it to accommodate the increasing number of high-calibre finalists by adding an additional day of pitching. This boost meant that the 24 startup winners of Scottish EDGE Round 13 won a six-figure share of an almost £2 million prize pot.