Patrick Clover, founder of BLACKBX

Founder Interview: Patrick Clover of BLACKBX

Name - Patrick Clover Age - 25 Business - BLACKBX Based - Leith What does your company do? BLACKBX is a cloud-based Wi-Fi management software that makes setting up and maintaining guest Wi-Fi easy and…

Founders Amy (left) and Julie. Photo credit: George Wright

Millionth sale and Chinese expansion for Cheeky Chompers

Cheeky Chompers, the Scotland-based manufacturer of 'The World’s first chewable dribble bib for teething tots' has just sold its millionth product, expanded into China and unveiled a new collection. Within just four years the founding…

Jim Duffy

Jim Duffy involved in new business accelerator launch

Three successful entrepreneurial figures have joined forces to launch the next generation business accelerator – Moonshot Academy. Offering world class mentorship, a no nonsense approach and promising real cut through for pre-scale businesses to secure…

From left: Stuart Brown of Barclays, Jamie Grant of Barclays and Bruce Walker, Founder WeAreTheFuture. Image credit Stewart Attwood

Startup Summit returns to Edinburgh in November

After an international tour that included San Francisco, Berlin and Hong Kong, WeAreTheFuture’s Startup Summit is returning to Edinburgh on 1st November 2017 to celebrate Scotland’s vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. Inspired by vibrant startup events like…

From left: FutureX Cofounder Adam Purvis, Amiqus CEO Callum Murray, Entrepreneurial Scotland Development Director Emma Watson Mack, High Performance Coach Jiro Taylor and Berlin programme designer Laura Westring at the Brandenburg Gate Image credit Campfire

Scottish entrepreneurs talk business and benevolence in Berlin

On 12th-14th July 20 Scottish and international entrepreneurs took part in the first FutureX Berlin Summit in partnership with Entrepreneurial Scotland. The three-day programme was timed to coincide with Berlin’s Tech Open Air festival, with…

Dr Brian Miller and Dr Monika Tomecka celebrating their prize (Photo: Business Wire).

UFraction8 Scoops Murgitroyd Innovator Launchpad Award

Murgitroyd, the global intellectual property attorney firm, has awarded first prize of £5,000 cash to Scotland-based start-up uFraction8 in its first Innovator Launchpad competition. In an award ceremony at The Dome, Edinburgh, co-founders of the…

8O8 whisky smashes crowdfunding target and raises over £630,000

New whisky brand 8O8 Whisky has raised 211% over its original £300,000 crowdfunding target since launching the campaign with the final amount standing at £631,932. The 8O8 campaign was the ‘biggest mover’ on Seedrs in…

Simon Bone

Scottish Entrepreneur Launches Online Bike Servicing Platform

Scottish entrepreneur Simon Bone has launched BikeUp, a new digital startup that seeks to disrupt the cycling industry by putting convenience at the heart of its service. As a busy professional, Bone always struggled to…

The Startup in Edinburgh last year

1 in 10 Scots plan to start a ‘safety net’ business this year

A new study by AXA suggests that the massive shift towards self-employment seen in Scotland is set to accelerate in the next twelve months. One explanation offered is that many seek a safety net as…

Rebecca Pick

Founder Interview – Rebecca Pick of Pick Protection

When did you launch Pick Protection? In 2014, while I was an undergraduate at the University of Strathclyde. What does your company do? We have developed a range of security products for lone workers, including…

Jeanette Forbes

Award winning female entrepreneur to share her story at local start-up event

Jeanette Forbes, an award winning entrepreneur and the founder of PCL Group will be sharing her entrepreneurial journey at a local start-up event to inspire the next generation of North-East entrepreneurs. Jeanette Forbes is a…

Andrew Holloway of Johnston Carmichael

Johnston Carmichael strengthens support for entrepreneurs with new appointment

Accountancy and business advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has strengthened the specialist support it offers to entrepreneurs with a new senior appointment based in the Central Belt. Andrew Holloway is experienced in all aspects of corporate…

The MIME Technologies team

Interview: Dr. Alasdair Mort of MIME Technologies

After recently winning £80,000 and a trip to Silicon Valley from the Scottish EDGE round 10 awards,  Dr Alasdair Mort, the founder and CEO of Inverness-based medical-tech company MIME Technologies talks about the inception of the…

Stuart Brown

Future entrepreneurs need support too

Scotland could be at risk of missing out on vital growth, to be delivered by the next generation of entrepreneurs unless action is taken, warns Barclays as new research is published today. Barclays Business Banking…

From left - Sandy Kennedy (Entrepreneurial Scotland), David Mitchell (Deloitte) Andrew Fleming Brown (SWG3) & Jamie Grant (Barclays)

Entrepreneur of the Year Awards celebrates 21 years as nominations open

Nominations open today (Thursday, 6th July) for Entrepreneurial Scotland’s annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Now in their 21st year, the awards are delivered in association with Deloitte and new partner, Barclays. Celebrating 21 years…

Rebecca Pick

Young Entrepreneur Rebecca Pick brings lone worker security tech to market

Rebecca Pick, a young Glasgow-based entrepreneur who was recently named by Scottish Development International as one of the most influential women in technology, has launched her first products – a range of lone worker security…

Karen Bonner

Surge in female start-ups narrows ‘enterprise gap’

The UK has witnessed a rapid rise in the number of start-ups in recent years, with the number of new female entrepreneurs in the UK rising far faster than men in the past decade. New…

HRH The Duke of York

Start-ups progress to next stage of HRH The Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace

Two Aberdeen-based entrepreneurial start-ups have been fast-tracked to success following a competitive pitch in front of HRH The Duke of York and an expert panel in the city today. A total of nine entrepreneurs presented…

The Storii team

StoriiCare launches £300k crowdfunding campaign

A care sector startup which is already backed by investors who exited iZettle and Fanduel, has just opened a £300,000 fundraising campaign on the crowdfunding site Seedrs. StoriiCare is set to shake up the UK…

The panel - L-R Alex Watts, Les McAndrew, Allan Mackenzie, Glen Gilson, Matthew Gray and Nick Maunder. Shaf Rasul at the back

£25k PropTech Innovation Challenge prize shared by six winners

Six entrepreneurs of tomorrow have won a share of £25,000 in vital start-up funding after being selected as finalists in the University of Strathclyde’s ‘PropTech Innovation Challenge’. Scots businessman Shaf Rasul – named the university’s…

Rob Jones

Top three entrepreneur tips from Rob Jones founder of fanduel

A recent TalentSpark competition allowed five Scottish entrepreneurs to have dinner with FanDuel founder Rob Jones at the EIE17 Conference in May 2017. TalentSpark created the competition for winners to get some valuable insight from…

Scottish Edge Final 2017 winners Pic © Sandy Young

Scottish EDGE awards £1.3 million to Scotland’s most promising start-up businesses

Finalists in Round 10 of the Scottish EDGE awards have been awarded a total of £1.3 million in grants and loans. Following an extensive, country-wide search to find Scotlands next great start-up businesses, twenty promising…

From left to right: YouTubers BigBst4tz2, ibxtoycat, Eckosoldier, Sqaishey, Stampy, Chris van der Kuyl, Paddy Burns, Stewart Clark.

Dundee gaming entrepreneurs launch Water’s Edge office development

Tech entrepreneurs Chris van der Kuyl and Paddy Burns marked the ‘Topping Out' ceremony for their Shed 25 project during a special preview event at Dundee's City Quay on Friday evening with the announcement of…

The HALO, Kilmarnock

The HALO Kilmarnock to have key role in developing digital skills

The HALO, Kilmarnock, is to take an ambitious front line role in creating a future workforce of digitally skilled young people ready to support the impressive regeneration of the town. The HALO’s centre of excellence…

Kara Ramsay of Eekoo Ltd, John Robertson of Drinkly.co.uk, John Hughes, Business Gateway Edinburgh, Kathy Kinder, Investment Manager at TriCapital, Al Bryce, Business Gateway Edinburgh, Hassan Peymani and Andres Vargas both of Volcano City.

Edinburgh entrepreneur programme helps businesses aim for investment

Twenty-five alumni from Business Gateway Edinburgh’s Gateway to Investment (GTI) programme reconnected with potential investors and mentors this week. The graduates of the scheme, which aims to provide business owners with the tools, information, and…

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