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Scotland launches world class programme for entrepreneurs

A first of its kind programme is being launched today to help Scottish entrepreneurs with potential to scale-up to grow their businesses with world class training from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Business School. ...Read More

BrewDog founder to headline Edinburgh start-up festival

The University of Edinburgh Business School is to host to a day-long start-up festival on 2nd March, including talks from Brewdog ‘Captain’ James Watt and Gav Dutch, founder of Edinburgh tech-success Kotikan. ...Read More

New "real-time" food and drink recruitment portal launched

Former rugby player and Edinburgh based entrepreneur Alan Wallace has launched a dedicated recruitment service for Scotland’s food and drink industry. ...Read More

New business helps guest house owners get away for a break

Time away during the busy season is seldom an option for guest house owners, however, a new business launched by experienced hoteliers aims to make that a reality. ...Read More

£1.2m awarded to Scotland’s promising start-ups

More than £1.2million has been awarded to some of Scotland’s most promising start-ups in the latest round of funding from Scottish Edge. ...Read More

New food and drink business sponsors creative launch

A new food and drink business has come up with a novel plan to use Scotland’s best artists to help find a unique label design to launch its exclusive range of wines. ...Read More

More new start-ups in Edinburgh and Glasgow than London (infographic)

Edinburgh and Glasgow have overtaken London when it comes to cities with the most new start-ups, according to new research. ...Read More

New marketing software developed in Scotland launches

A new marketing tool developed in Scotland has been launched at the New Start Scotland Exhibition at the SECC in Glasgow this week. ...Read More

Recruitment firm provides a home for startup news, jobs & events

Recruitment firm Eden Scott has set up a new community driven website called TalentSpark to assist Scotland’s rapidly growing startup and innovation communities. ...Read More

Six figure investment creates 10 job in luxury food delivery market

A new luxury Scottish produce and fine foods supplier has launched after a six figure investment by food industry stalwart John King. ...Read More


Sir Tom Hunter call for more support for start-ups

Scottish entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter has encouraged Scotland to rediscover its former glory as “inventor of the modern world” as he delivered the fifth annual Dover House Lecture on Monday. ...Read More

Crowdfunding success for Scottish inventor reinventing the toilet brush

A Scottish inventor is celebrating an “astonishing response” for a crowdfunding campaign for LooBlade, his product designed to replace the traditional toilet brush. ...Read More

New £4m fund to boost games industry

A new £4million fund, based in Dundee and London, has been set up by the UK Government to help games companies produce the industry’s next big blockbuster. ...Read More

Scottish entrepreneur crowdfunds for augmented reality notebooks

A Glasgow-based entrepreneur has launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring an augmented reality-based stationery selection to the market. ...Read More

Interview: Janice Grant-Shaw of Company Connecting - the "dating website" for companies

Janice Grant-Shaw has a natural skill in finding the patterns hidden within big data. ...Read More

FanDuel expands into eSports with AlphaDraft acquisition

FanDuel has acquired fantasy eSports platform AlphaDraft in order to enhance and expand its core product offerings and reach new sports fans. ...Read More

Tech unicorns sign up to help Scotland’s entrepreneurial ambitions

Two of Scotland’s top tech entrepreneurial leaders, and chief executives of the country’s only “unicorn” companies, have signed up to be part of a global network aiming to make Scotland the most entrepreneurial society in the world. ...Read More

6,900 jobless Scots helped to start their own business

Official statistics from the Department for Work and Pensions show that 6,900 new businesses in Scotland have been created by unemployed benefit claimants using the UK Government’s New Enterprise Allowance. ...Read More

Innovative businesses urged to consider Life Sciences Pathfinder programme

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has launched the Pathfinder Accelerator programme for existing and start-up companies in the life science, technology and digital health sectors. ...Read More

Andy Murray uses crowdfunding to invest in British businesses

Tennis champion Andy Murray has invested in three British businesses using Seedrs, the largest equity crowdfunding platform in Europe. ...Read More

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