Alumni By Year

Converge 2017 Cohort

In 2017, brain cancer diagnostics, an innovative diabetes management platform and swimming aid products were amongst the 60 shortlisted companies. 43% of participants were female and nine industry sectors were represented.

Meet our 2017 winners:

NameCompany UniversityChallenge
Dave HughesNovosoundUWSConverge
Lorna Paul Giraffe HealthcareGCUSocial Enterprise
Juan Pablo Echenique Power Enable SolutionsEdinburgh KickStart

Meet our 2017 runners-up:

NameCompanyUniversityChallenge
Holly ButlerClinspec DxStrathclydeConverge
Callum MacKinnonbOunceTGCUSocial Enterprise
Liam McMorrow Adelie HealthAberdeenKickStart

Additional awards:

NameCompanyUniversityAward
Corien StaelsWheelAirGlasgowDesign & Creativity
Garry BoyleHeadspace DesignHeriot-WattEntrepreneurial Spirit

Meet our 2017 finalists:

NameCompanyUniversityChallenge
Andrew HerbertInviziusEdinburghConverge
Rotimi AlabiRAB MicrofluidicsAberdeenConverge
Des GibsonSpectralSenseUWSConverge
Corien StaelsWheelAirGlasgowConverge
Rana Abu-MounesAl MushkahAberdeenImpact
Alice HortonOpen EarsDundeeImpact
Lily AschReal TalkEdinburgh Impact
Fiona DenisonBirthing Solutions LtdEdinburghKickStart
Saemundur HaraldssonEasy Advanced SystemsStirlingKickStart
Carolina Mateo-SeguraInfiNectHeriot-WattKickStart
Muhammad Arslan KhalidiViscoGlasgowKickStart
Ryan MurdochLUCIDGSoAKickStart
Richard McAdamMcAdam TechnologyEdinburgh NapierKickStart
Maiwenn Kersaudy-KerhoasNatantisHeriot-WattKickStart

Meet our 2017 semi-finalists:

NameCompanyUniversityChallenge
Catherine C.A TruelAlegrantGCUConverge
David Harris-BirtillBeyond MedicsSt AndrewsConverge
Luis AcevedoBioTsptechEdinburgh NapierConverge
Lissa HerronEggcellent ProteinsRoslin InstituteConverge
David FoleyElemental TherapeuticsDundeeConverge
Ifeyinwa KanuIntelliDigest LtdHeriot-WattConverge
Ulviyya RustamovaLiaSt AndrewsConverge
Douglas MartinMiAlgae LtdEdinburghConverge
Fiona RudkinmycoBiologicsAberdeenConverge
Deborah WakeMyWay Digital HealthDundeeConverge
Paula FoxNixvis LtdDundeeConverge
Jordan SmithOddity InnovationsGSoAConverge
Tomasz SadowskiOpinewGlasgowConverge
Christopher BrownParaformanceSt AndrewsConverge
Philip McParlaneScoop Analytics LtdGlasgowConverge
Jos FinerSUMACSt AndrewsConverge
Sydney ChasinThe Healthy CropEdinburgh NapierConverge
Michael HarkinsTurtle Pack Heriot-WattConverge
Brian MilleruFraction8Heriot-WattConverge
Barbara MillsAnoch LtdStrathclydeImpact
Kirsty DeaconCommunity CafeGlasgow Impact
Pam Ramsay criticalcarerecovery.comEdinburgh NapierImpact
Johnny WatsonStreetChangeHeriot-WattImpact
Cameron Harvey3cycleGSoAKickStart
Timothy ElizondoAttis Fitness LtdStrathclydeKickStart
Samuel RogersBraw Power LtdStrathclydeKickStart
Emily BreenBrush BuddyGSoAKickStart
Ieva VasiljevaChillPill HealthHeriot-WattKickStart
Aaron SarginsonDanderdeeUWSKickStart
Leon FranzenDYsLexiMeterGlasgowKickStart
Robert CoultousParasites, Ponies and Plastic ChipsGlasgowKickStart
Rachel ParkerRachel’s Gluten FreeUHIKickStart
Caroline ChengResearch Journal QMUKickStart
Brian HamiltonRoomericalEdinburghKickStart
Ruth McLarenSilver Lion InnovationsStrathclydeKickStart
David PorteousThe Bicycle Security CompanyRGUKickStart
Simone MattssonThermoDroneStrathclydeKickStart