EDGE 16 is now OPEN... again
We are thrilled to announce that Scottish EDGE Round 16 has now re-opened!
EDGE16 - It's good to be back!
Good News! I’m delighted to announce EDGE16 is back. After pausing the round and turning our attention to our 335 Alumni, 127 of which have loans with us, we’re excited to be relaunching again on Thursday 9th July.
Scottish EDGE 16 - Update from CEO
As a response to Covid-19, I am sure you will not be surprised to hear that we have taken the decision to pause Scottish EDGE 16. This round will now be postponed until mid-summer with all 252 applications automatically re-entered into the competition which we hope to re-launch in July, subject to government advice at that time.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Summary
Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been monitoring closely the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which was launched with the aim of protecting jobs through the crisis period.
COVID-19 Update on EDGE operations from CEO
I would like to provide an update on EDGE’s operations given the current situation regarding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Achieving a competition-wide gender balance
Early in 2019, we took a look at the gender balance across the then current round – Round 14. We found that of that round’s 225 applicants, 67 were female-led, which made up around 30% of the total number of participants – obviously short of where we would like to be. We have since additionally introduced metrics to distinguish against all male, all female and mixed gender owned businesses.
Our boots were made for Kiltwalking!
We're channelling our inner Proclaimer and walking 500 miles (well, it's actually 23 miles, but we're sure it'll feel like 500!) for the Glasgow Kiltwalk.
EDGE16 - Breaking News!
UPDATE: And we're out of the storm! Thanks to all who applied this round.
Over to Evelyn and Steven for update on Hurricane EDGE16:
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STV Gives Entrepreneurs The EDGE for Growth
STV commits £250k to Scottish EDGE to support new businesses as latest round launches
Wishing you an out of this world Christmas!
Well, what a year that's been. When we entered into 2019, we knew that the 'Lucky13' of 2018 was going to be a tough act to follow, so it was time to go big, astronomic, in fact.