Wild Card EDGE Public Vote Winner Announced!

After a fortnight of impressive social media vote canvassing, we are thrilled to announce the winner of our Round Nine Wild Card EDGE Public Vote.Following the Wild Card EDGE final, three of the winning businesses – Nu Blvck, Spark and Rocket and Spey Cardio – were shortlisted, by the expert panel of judges, to take part in an online public vote to win the chance to pitch for additional funding of up to £100,000. It was a close race throughout, but having received 44% of the 1,168 unique votes cast, it is with great pleasure that we declare Nu Blvck as our Wild Card EDGE Public Vote winner!

Nu Blvck, founded by Becca Flory and Andrew Vincent, works with emerging fashion designers and artisans to create beautiful, exclusively designed accessory collections. These are then made available in limited numbers through their website and customers are encouraged to connect with, and hear the stories of, the artists designing and creating their products – an ethical brand, on a mission to change the way people shop.

The winning business will now be given the opportunity to pitch for additional funding at the Scottish EDGE Round Nine final on December 15th, 2016. Evelyn McDonald, CEO of Scottish EDGE, commented; “We’re absolutely delighted by the level of engagement we’ve seen in this, our second Wild Card EDGE Public Vote. Generating 1,168 unique, non-incentive based, votes is a remarkable feat – one that our three worthy contenders should be proud of. We look forward to seeing Nu Blvck pitch at the Scottish EDGE final and to supporting all three businesses as they continue their entrepreneurial journeys.”

Of the 1,168 votes, Nu Blvck received 509 (44%) votes.

Want to see Nu Blvck pitch live at the Scottish EDGE final? Then get your free tickets here!