One size does not fit all
The path to entrepreneurship can be winding and not everyone will take the same route. For instance, perhaps you’ve looked at our challenges and you’re either not ready to take the plunge or they don’t quite fit around what you’re trying to do.
If this sounds like you, help is still available. Take a look below to see what’s on offer:
We run a whole host of workshops throughout the year which are open to anyone considering entrepreneurship as a career option. Delivered by a range of experts, including the Converge Enterprise team, they cover all the essentials of starting a business from understanding your customers and routes to market to start-up finance and intellectual property.
Even if you can’t attend in person, you can always catch up on demand. Check out our workshop page for full details:Workshops
University Enterprise Support
Many Scottish universities offer dedicated enterprise support services to help emerging entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses. To find out what's of offer at your institution, connect with your Enterprise Support Team.
Libby Anson, Student Employability and Enterprise Manager: email@example.com
Stephanie Edwards, Research & Knowledge Exchange Development Officer S.Edwards2@rcs.ac.uk
Teresa Shutter, Head of Innovation: firstname.lastname@example.org
On the ground support
Looking for 1-2-1 support from one of our team – but on your home turf? We now have three new Converge colleagues based in universities in the North East, South of Scotland and Greater Glasgow areas who can offer mentoring and advice.
In the North east and supporting universities in Dundee, Aberdeen and the Highlands & Islands, is Richard Cormack-Corrigan, a business enterprise expert with 10 years’ experience of helping start-ups and spinouts.
In the South of Scotland, Morven Marlborough supports the University of Glasgow, UWS and SRUC – all based in Dumfries & Galloway – and Heriot-Watt University, based in Galashiels.
In the Greater Glasgow area, and supporting universities based in the west, is Brian McEwan, a business support professional with a long-standing track record of working with entrepreneurs.
Supporting institutions in the East plus the University of Stirling and St Andrews is our Enterprise Manager, Lissa Herron. Lissa is a Converge alumna with in-depth experience of working with spinouts and the commercialisation of research.
Our website is packed full of resources to help get your head around the basics of starting a business. Created by our network of professional and strategic partners, they provide sound advice on a range of different topics including social enterprise, intellectual property, product design and HR
Other sources of support
There are also a huge range of organisations and business support agencies ready to help you on your business journey: