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The Young Edge Announces 10 winners!

The winners of the Scottish EDGE Awards were announced on Monday 16th June in Edinburgh.

  • Articulate Language Schools – Kara Nisbet
  • Banton Frameworks – Lucy Ross and Jamie Bartlett
  • Freedom One Life – Alexander Papanikolaou
  • Hectares Food Limited – Kevin Harvie
  • Krotos – Orfeas Andreas Boteas
  • Lux Illuminating Brands Ltd – Mhairi MacLeod
  • Patience Jewellery – Moira Warren
  • Rebecca Torres
  • Townrock Energy – David Townsend
  • VH Innovation – Victoria Hamilton

Scottish EDGE (Encouraging Dynamic Growth Entrepreneurs) is a competition run by Scottish Enterprise which awards up to £50,000 of funding to help businesses grow. The Young EDGE category was introduced for 2014 awarding young entrepreneurs up to £10,000. Applicants for the Young EDGE had to be between 18-25 years of age, based in Scotland and committed to growing their business within Scotland and beyond.

We’d like to offer our congratulations to all the winners. We are delighted to have supported 4 of the 10 winners and see them secure additional funding which will enable them to grow their business and achieve their goals. Kara Nisbet, David Townsend, Orfeas Andreas Boteas and Victoria Hamilton are all member of our Scottish Entrepreneurial Academy (SEA) which supports the best of Scotland’s entrepreneurial students.

[Articulate Language Schools](http://www.articulate-languagecamps.com/home) (Kara Nisbet – graduate, University of Strathclyde) was awarded £7,500 to continue and develop their residential summer camps which combine learning a foreign language with outdoor sport and digital media projects like podcasting, film-making and animation. Kara also won third place in SIE’s New Ventures Competition 2013/14.

[Krotos LTD](http://dehumaniser.com/) (Orfeas Andreas Boteas – graduate, University of Edinburgh) was awarded £5, 500 for their development software for audio professionals.

[Town Rock Energy Ltd](http://www.townrockenergy.com/) (David Townsend – graduate, University of St Andrews) was awarded £9,500 to expand the consultancy business which plans to develop into Scotland’s first deep geothermal energy company. Town Rock Energy is the first company pursuing deep geothermal energy from aquifers in Scotland. David is a winner of the Young Innovators Challenge 2013.

[VH Innovation](http://vhinnovation.com/) (Victoria Hamilton – graduate, University of Strathclyde) was awarded £3,000 to launch their knee pad which aims to offer better comfort and protection than current solutions on the market which is now in a patent pending state. Victoria is a winner of the Young Innovators Challenge 2013.

For more information about the Young EDGE awards, visit the website.

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