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SIE alumni success at Converge Challenge 2017 final!

The Converge Challenge Awards dinner was held in Glasgow Science Centre on 28 September with a pitch and awards ceremony. We would like to congratulate all finalists and winners!  SIE are delighted to have supported winners and finalists in the earlier stages of their entrepreneurial journey.

Converge Challenge

Design & Creativity Award: Corien Staels, Staels Design LTD, £31,500 (£15,000 in cash and £16,500 in business support)

KickStart 2017

Winner: Juan Pablo Echenique, University of Edinburgh – Power Enable Solutions – £6000

Runner-up Liam McMorrow, University of Aberdeen – Adelie Health – £4000

Social Enterprise Finalist:

Lily Asch, University of Edinburgh – Real Talk.

The Converge Challenge and Converge Kickstart competitions are run by Heriot Watt University. They provide entrepreneurial training, hands-on mentoring, business support and give out cash prizes to help students further their ideas.

Applications for Converge Challenge 2018 will launch online in February 2018 at: and can be a product or service, in any industry sector and at any stage.


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