Even more reasons to apply

Thinking of applying for our 2021 programme? This year there are even more reasons to get cracking on your application including the chance to win one of three standalone awards with cash prizes attached. Read on for more details:

Royal Bank of Scotland Rose Award: £10k cash

The Royal Bank of Scotland Rose Award is back for 2021 but this time with an increased prize pot of £10k! 

Awarded to an aspiring female founder from this year’s pool of Converge semi-finalists and designed to boost female entrepreneurship in Scotland, the prize includes a money-can’t-buy mentoring session with the bank’s CEO, Alison Rose.

Converge Net Zero Award: £10k cash

Are you a climate-conscious entrepreneur developing new technologies or solutions to create a cleaner, greener more resilient world? Then don’t miss the chance to scoop our brand-new Net Zero Award with a prize pot of £10,000 in equity free cash. 

The winner will be selected from participants from this year’s Converge, Creative and Impact Challenges. Projects from all sectors are eligible but construction & the built environment; transport; agriculture and energy are of particular relevance.

Cisco Future Tech Award: £5k cash plus package of support

Another first for 2021 is the Cisco Future Tech Award – a new ‘Best in Class’ prize backed by technology leader and Converge partner, Cisco. 

Designed to support innovative technology start-ups emerging from Scotland’s universities, one lucky winner from this year’s Converge cohort will win £5k in equity free cash plus a package of in-kind support including a mentoring session with Cisco UKI, CTO, Chintan Patel and a 12-month package of tailored Cisco support including technology and advice.

Projects from a wide range of technology sectors are eligible including Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Cloud Security. 

Remember our application deadline is Tuesday 30 March at 12 noon!