Converge Challenge

Phase 3: Submit your business plan 

Converge Challenge Category

The Top 30 projects will submit:

  • 20 page business plan
  • two page executive summary
  • five pages of appendices maximum

DEADLINE: 27 July 2018 (5.00pm)

The business plan template and judging criteria documents is available in the ADVICE section of the website.

Full business plans will be assessed by the Judging Panel and ten projects will be shortlisted. The top ten will receive 1-2-1 mentoring for 12 months following the competition providing a wealth of learning and benefits.

The ten shortlisted business plans will then be re-evaluated by our external Judging Panel and six finalists will be selected and notified. The final six will move on the final.

Converge Challenge Business Plan Surgery

Converge Challenge host two business plan surgeries for the Top 30 in Edinburgh and Glasgow on 27 / 28 June 2018 with our expert Partners. The 1-2-1 session provide shortlisted applicants with an opportunity to discuss all and any questions to develop their business proposition ahead of the submission of final business plan on 27 July 2018. Please read about the 2017 Business surgery event HERE.

KickStart & Social Enterprise Categories

The Top 30 projects will submit:

  • five page business case
  • 60 second video pitch

DEADLINE: 27 July 2018 (5.00pm).

The business case template and judging criteria documents are available in the ADVICE section of the website.

The final ten shortlisted finalists will attend the Awards Dinner on 20 September 2018.