Converge Announces 2020 Cohort

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University Innovation Showcased at Converge Virtual Events

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Record Numbers of Academic Entrepreneurs Apply to Converge 2020

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Own Your Idea

What is Converge?

Converge is the only programme of its kind that brings together academic entrepreneurs from every university in Scotland. Our mission is to empower people to take their future into their own hands. We do this by providing intensive business training – tailored to academic entrepreneurs – a dynamic and supportive network and one to one guidance for staff, students and graduates.

Find out more about - Converge Challenge

For innovations with strong commercial potential and a solid intellectual property foundation

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Find out more about - Creative Challenge

For innovative new business in the Creative Industries sector

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Find out more about - Impact Challenge

For earth-shaking ideas with a social or environmental mission

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Find out more about - KickStart Challenge

For trail-blazing innovative projects with the potential to scale

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“Being my own boss is the most stable job I’ve had in years!”

CAROLINE BARELLE CEO, Elasmogen

Tune in to hear Caroline’s incredible entrepreneurial journey and how she turned a redundancy into a business opportunity.

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We call our alumni the “Converge Club” See some of the inspiring people who have blazed their trail through Converge!

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WaterwhelmAlireza Abbassi Monjezi

Atypical CosmeticsMarwa Ebrahim

Recoil KneepadsVicky Hamilton

Shot ScopeDavid Hunter

SolarisKitFaisal Ghani

Bellrock TechnologyAdam Brown

New Voices TheatreCharlotte McKechnie