Finalists in Round 8 of the Scottish EDGE awards have been awarded a total of £1.27 million in grants and loans.
During a high energy day, twenty-two of Scotland’s most promising entrepreneurs pitched their businesses to an expert panel of judges in order to win up to £100,000 each in grant funding and loans. Winners were also announced for the Higgs EDGE, which seeks to identify technology businesses with global commercialisation potential, Young EDGE, for entrepreneurs under the age of 30, and Wild Card EDGE for businesses who have yet to commence trading.
Spring has arrived and so has a tonne of good news for our growing pool of alumni. While we’ve been out and about finishing the semi-final and final assessment stages of Scottish EDGE round eight, our alumni have been busy completing investment rounds, winning awards, and more. Here are the details.
Today, we are delighted to announce the winner of our first ever Wild Card EDGE public vote, which we launched in early May. Three of our round eight Wild Card EDGE winning businesses – Blusho, Estendio and Pio Design – were selected to take part in the vote to win the chance to pitch for additional funding of up to £100,000. Having received 2,509 votes from around the world, we are thrilled to announce that BLUSHO have won our Wild Card EDGE public vote.