We give Entrepreneurs the EDGE. We discover, invest in and nurture their ideas, which transform lives and build a stronger Scotland.
Scottish EDGE is a funding competition aimed at identifying and supporting Scotland’s innovative, high growth potential entrepreneurial talent.
Funded by the Hunter Foundation, the Royal Bank of Scotland, the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and private donors, the competition is delivered twice per year and has supported 395 early stage Scottish businesses with over £15m in award funding.
EDGE consists of three competition categories: Scottish EDGE, Young EDGE and Wild Card EDGE, and several sector-specific special awards within the Scottish EDGE category. Awards are delivered in both grant only and grant/loan format, with prizes ranging from £10,000 to £150,000.
Most recently, EDGE introduced the STV supported STV Growth EDGE Award, through which STV will gift two competition consumer-product based winners £75k airtime and a launch commercial to help grow their businesses; as well as £100k worth of airtime to Scottish EDGE to further drive awareness of the competition.