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Scottish EDGE Round 13 Winners Announced

 

Every year Scottish EDGE recognises and supports a number of innovative startup businesses in Scotland. The competition is a fantastic opportunity for entrepreneurs who have passed the early stage of their businesses and are seeking funds to scale-up and reach new markets.

Twenty-four promising startups have been awarded a share of the record £1.8 Million prize pot at the end of the Round 13 final.

The winning businesses came from 39 finalists who pitched their ideas to an expert panel of judges. The Scottish EDGE Round 13 winners are:

 

Social EDGE Award Winner:

  • Turing Trust

 

Higgs EDGE Special Award Winner:

  • ClinSpec Diagnostic

 

Creative EDGE Award Winner:

  • Stems

 

Scottish EDGE Award Winners:

  • Araminta Campbell (ACL)
  • Beringar
  • BLACKBX
  • Boxergy
  • Clean Water Wave
  • Estendio
  • The Drinks Bakery
  • FreshMex
  • Good Loop
  • Kingdom Scotland
  • Oodls
  • Platinum Informatics
  • Pyramind Wi-Fi
  • RAB-Microfluidics
  • Raven Controls
  • Tenzor Geo
  • Teqnox
  • Triyit
  • Trojan Energy
  • Wootzano
  • Wowo’s

 

Young EDGE Award Winners:

  • Fellow Creatures
  • Bug Bakes
  • Colour Academy
  • MindPanda
  • Playerbase
  • Sofa for Life
  • The Clean Hub

 

Wild Card EDGE Winners:

  • BGR Training
  • Charge Puck
  • Crover
  • Nexves
  • Quenchable
  • Riixo
  • WashR

 

Congratulations to all the winners in Round 13. Being recognised with a Scottish EDGE Award is a fantastic endorsement and we are proud to have supported the development of a great number of finalists in the last few years. Matthew Carter, SIE alumnus and founder of Colour Academy, said:

‘‘SIE helped me greatly in the early days – the Fresh Ideas competition event was the first event where I met others from all over Scotland trying to start companies too – this network is what’s driven me to apply for bigger awards like EDGE. Without the network I wouldn’t have gone for those awards, without SIE I wouldn’t have a network!’’

Other SIE supported EDGE winners this year include Pyramid Wi-Fi, Sofa for Life, The Clean Hub, BGR Training and Crover.

Applications for Scottish EDGE Round 14 will open in early 2019. Meanwhile, SIE’s Fresh Ideas competition is open for December entries until the 18th of December. The January entry will open on the 19th of December and will close on the 31st of January. Students and recent graduates can enter their ideas by filling the online form.

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