Douglas Martin

Startup Interview: Douglas Martin of MiAlgae

Edinburgh-based scientist and entrepreneur, Douglas Martin recently won an award from Shell for his business MiAlgae which produces algae to sustainably feed fish. According to Martin, his business can grow microalgae rich in omega 3 and other nutrients…

All the winners of Scottish EDGE 11

Scottish EDGE Round 11 awards £1.1m to Scotland’s most promising start-up businesses

Thirteen of the country’s most promising entrepreneurs have pitched their way to a share in a £1.1 million prize pot in the Scottish EDGE Round 11 Final. Twenty two finalists, chosen from over 242 applicants…

Leith

Miller Homes launches the Bonnington Micro Business Fund

Miller Homes, one of the UK’s leading house builders, has announced the launch of the Bonnington Micro Business Fund (BMBF). The fund of £150,000 has been created by the City of Edinburgh Council using funds…

EXCLUSIVE – Advocate turned coder set to disrupt the courtroom – The Weekly Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I was a Meghan Markle fan way before Prince Harry - Suits is one of my favourite ever shows. Everyone loves the suave Harvey Spectre, but I prefer the ridiculous intelligence of Mike Ross; the…

David Oxley

£16m Highland innovation boost

A new £16 million initiative is to be launched in the Highlands to boost innovation. The Northern Innovation Hub (NIH) will focus on four key industry sectors, encourage the adoption of new technologies and create…

Stephanie Terreni Brown

ECCI on the hunt for budding entrepreneurs

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) is on the hunt for a new batch of budding Scottish entrepreneurs as it opens the first stage of its Climate-KIC Accelerator for applications. The recruitment drive is…

Stuart Brown

Report shows Edinburgh is one of the best cities to start a business

Edinburgh is one of the best cities in the UK in which to start a business, according to Barclays’ SME Growth Factors Index, with some of the best growth environments for small businesses to grow and flourish.…

John Harris

Grey Matters initiative rolls out after pilot spawns successful businesses

A transformative initiative which aims to bring together experienced oil and gas professionals who have been made redundant and help them create new businesses is to be launched in Aberdeen following a successful pilot. Applications…

Vicky Brock

Vicky Brock: 10 things about business life I wished I’d learned sooner

I've been called both wise and a pioneer in the space of 24 hours. I think that translates as old and been around the block a few times, and not necessarily in the right direction.…

Karen Knowles

My story: Juiced up – Karen Knowles of Bon Accord

If you want something done, ask a working mum. We might moan a lot, but we’re darn efficient. I interviewed one such superwoman this week as one of her girls slept and the other watched…

David Millar

TechX accelerator to invest millions in start-ups and SMEs

A unique technology accelerator and incubator focused on helping smaller, ambitious technology developers take their solutions to the oil and gas market has been launched byThe Oil & Gas Technology Centre. With three tailored programmes…

Catherine Cooper of Veitch Cooper

Derelict land could be transformed to create new revenue streams

An Alloa business is calling on landowners and communities to help identify derelict land that could be transformed into areas that generate affordable energy and create new revenue streams. Having been instrumental in setting up…

Caryn Gibson, accelerator manager for Perth

Elevator launches new Perth accelerator programme

Elevator continues to grow by expanding into its third city with the launch of their newest business accelerator. The Famous Grouse Ideas Centre “Accelerator Programme”, powered by Elevator, will be based within the AK Bell…

Vicky Brock

Scottish entrepreneur launches new entrepreneur agony aunt podcast

Award-winning entrepreneur, Vicky Brock, has launched a new podcast to support startups, CEOs and founders through the personal and professional challenges of growing their business. Each week she’ll be joined by a high profile, expert…

Vicky Brock

Vicky Brock: How to come up with ideas for a startup

Ideas are over-rated. Ideas are ten a penny. Ideas are nothing without execution. Often said, and probably somewhat true, but without an idea, you won't even get to the startup start-line. An idea - even a stolen…

A previous Investing Women event

Investing Women’s ‘Day with the Angels’ event comes to Aberdeen

Investing Women will be running two events in Aberdeen on 12th December to encourage more Scottish women to get involved as angel investors in conjunction with Aberdein Considine. Attendees will hear from some of the current angel…

L-R Melissa Macmillan, Pigeon Creek Movie Props; Liz Dadd, Little Red Hen Crafts; Adam Montgomery, Provost of Midlothian; Keith Brown MSP; Kathleen Cargill, HR Consultant; Lynne Cadenhead, Chair Women’s Enterprise Scotland

Enterprising military wives on course for success with business creation project

Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work yesterday visited the second successful Business Creation Project in Scotland for Armed Forces’ spouses and partners, at Glencorse Barracks in Penicuik. Accompanied by…

Bob Keiller

Bob Keiller pitching masterclass goes down a treat for Acorns

Acorn Enterprise hosted a 4-hour Masterclass with the former CEO of the Wood Group, who is also now Chairman of Scottish Enterprise and founder of AB15. The event was organised for members of the new…

Centre: Sir Tom Hunter Left, Back Row: David Carruthers, Penelope Carruthers (Carruthers Renewables) Left, Front Row: Ross Woodburn (Bubl Bag), Sam Pettipher (EBar Initiatives) Right, Back Row: Dr Brian Miller (uFraction8), Scott Simpson (Industrial Nature), Rossie Stone (Dekko Comics) Right Front Row: Dr Monika Tomecka (UFraction8), Dianne Teo (T30 Fitness Training)

Scottish EDGE round 11 finalists announced

Twenty of Scotland’s most innovative startup businesses have been selected from over 240 applicants to pitch for up to £150,000 in funding and support at the Scottish EDGE Round 11 Final. During an intensive three-day…

Sue Duris

Sue Duris: The Five Steps That Will Ensure PR Success For Your Startup

The startup world is very exciting. It is also very challenging. All you have to do is watch a few episodes of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” to see it in action. Similar adjectives can be used to define…

Susan Kilvington

New business sees former lawyer swap oil rigs for spa oils

A former corporate lawyer has swapped North Sea oil for therapeutic essential oils with the launch of her luxury skincare company, Talla Spa Scotland. Susan Kilvington (38) spent her legal career buying and selling oil…

From left - Calum Forsyth and Robin Knox

Applications open for second cohort of Seed Haus’ Accelerator

Pre-seed tech accelerator, Seed Haus, has opened applications for their second cohort of startups. Interested applicants have until 30th December to apply for £30,000 of equity investment from Scotland's top-tier tech investors. Seed Haus, co-founded by Calum Forsyth,…

Jon Erasmus (left), Ronald Tweedie (centre) and Richard Drummond (right)

Hoteliers invest half a million in ‘smarthotel’ system

A group of hospitality professionals have launched ‘market disrupting’ software they claim will halve bills for Scottish hotels struggling with business rate rises and Brexit. Last year Richard Drummond, Jon Erasmus and Ronald Tweedie set…

Picture Shows:- Backing singers, Greg Docherty, Darren Lyon and Scott McMann (Hamilton Accies); Craig Peacock, Braehead Clan ice-hockey on drums; Ella Gibbons, UWS Sirens Netball team; lead singer, Amy Connel, multi-medalist karate; Claire Cochrane, East Kilbride Pirates American footballer on guitar ; and Georgia Adderley, British Squash Champion.

New Scottish radio station launched

A new innovative digital radio station, Rock Sport, will launch later this month which will broadcast across Scotland’s Central Belt. The station will offer more localised engagement with listeners by embracing new digital technology. It…

(L-R): Jamie Grant, Head of Corporate Banking for Barclays in Scotland; Stephen Coleman, CEO at CodeBase; Stuart Brown, Head of SME Scotland, Barclays

Barclays signs partnership with CodeBase to launch Scotland’s first Eagle Lab

Barclays and CodeBase have agreed a new partnership agreement that will see the bank launch its first Eagle Lab in Scotland – a space for businesses and communities to learn about new technologies and boost…