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It’s a Hat Trick! Women Entrepreneurs Win Big at Converge Pitching Events

Three female entrepreneurs from this year’s Converge cohort were awarded ‘Best Pitch’ prizes at a series of fast-paced pitching competitions taking place this week in Edinburgh. On Tuesday night at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Karis Gill from the University of Edinburgh, triumphed in the Impact Challenge category with Social Stories Club, a socially-conscious company producing ethically-minded […]

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Pool of Scotland’s Academic Entrepreneurs Continues to Rise

Entrepreneurship is alive and well and accelerating to new heights in Scotland’s Universities as evidenced by the growth and breadth of submissions to Converge, Scotland’s leading company creation programme for the Higher Education sector. This year’s pool of candidates come from a diverse range of industries including a med-tech coating device to prevent the spread […]

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All 18 Scottish Universities Pledge Financial Support to Converge

All 18 of Scotland’s Universities have joined the Scottish Funding Council and the National Lottery through Creative Scotland to pledge financial support for Converge, the pioneering entrepreneurship development and enterprise programme for staff, students and recent graduates from within Scotland’s Universities and Research Institutes. The quest to find the country’s most dynamic and creative thinkers, […]

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Innovation Award presented to ClinSpec Dx

The 2019 Scottish Life Sciences Award winners have been announced. The Awards were presented at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in front of 700 leading players in Scotland’s life sciences sector. This year’s winners include ClinSpec Dx, a spin-out from the University of Strathclyde and 2017 Converge Challenge runner-up. The team, including Dr Matt Baker […]

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Our Impact

Converge Challenge is part of the Can Do movement that is contributing to the Scottish Government’s vision of Scotland as a world-leading entrepreneurial and innovative nation. Since launching in 2011, the programme has delivered substantial impact to the Scottish economy with over 120 companies created, 300 company founders trained (including 120 early-stage and social entrepreneurs) […]

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