The Scottish Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year was announced last night at the BQ National Entrepreneur Festival in Newcastle.
James McIlroy (EnteroBiotix), a medical student from Aberdeen University, was selected by the judges and received his prize on stage from Dawn Shand from the Scottish Institute for Enterprise who sponsored the award. James also picked up the Rising Star award from all the UK finalists.
James is no stranger to success, having already racked up a number of wins in Scotland including SIE’s Young Innovators Challenge, New Ventures Competition, the Converge Challenge, and receiving Young Pioneer of the Year at the inaugural Herald Scotland business awards.
Commenting on this new award, Fiona Godsman, CEO of SIE, said:
“Scotland’s historic contribution to innovation both in the UK and the wider world is widely known. We’re very proud of the next generation of Scottish innovators at SIE and we’re very pleased to help showcase some of our brightest new talent on the national stage. The Scottish winner, James McIlroy, is an excellent example of someone using entrepreneurship to solve a real problem. He’s made great strides with EnteroBiotix which has already gained significant traction and investment.”
The other Scottish finalists included:
- Liita Cairney – Kalitasha Ltd (Read more)
- Olivia Feng – Hellouni
- Steven Smith – The Lead Generation Company
- Rossie Stone – Dekko Comics Ltd
Read more about EnteroBiotix.