Do you have a big idea? Are you looking to spin your idea out from the University? Then the Converge Challenge is for you! Converge Challenge provides hands-on mentoring, business
support and offers a total prize fund of £130,000+ of cash and in-kind business support.
There are three Converge Challenge awards:
- 1st Prize (£43,000 cash & £27,500+ in-kind)
- Runner up (£15,000 cash & £16,500+ in-kind)
- Design & Creativity (£10,000 cash & £16,000+ in-kind)
Do you have an early-stage idea for a new product, or service? If so we can offer business support and provide enough funding for you to create a prototype or secure IP rights. The prize pot is £15,000 cash injection is vital to help kick start your
There are two KickStart awards:
- KickStart Winner (£10,000 cash)
- KickStart Runner-up (£5,000 cash)
Does your business idea focus on tackling social problems, strengthening communities, improving people's life chances or protecting the environment? If so you could be in with a chance of winning thousands of pounds to
help get it off the ground.
There are two Social Enterprise awards:
- 1st prize (£6,000 cash & £5,000 in-kind)
- Runner up (£4,000 cash & £5,000 in-kind)
The in-kind support will include an investment readiness workshop delivered by Social Investment Scotland (SIS) and PR support.
KickStart 2018 is now open for applications. You can use the Apply Now button at the top of the page or click here.
Applications to KickStart 2019 are now closed. Best of luck to all our 2019 applicants!
Converge Challenge 2018 is now open for applications. You can use the Apply Now button at the top of the page or click here to enter.
Converge Challenge 2018 has now closed. The new programme will launch in March 2019.