Tech Scotland Advocates (TSA) is a chapter of the Global Tech Advocate community – a private sector-led network of more than 10,000 Advocates who operate in the vanguard of the smart economy, in tech hubs across the world. TSA is a grassroots organisation, mobilising the power of individuals who are Read more [...]
The ‘Principally Women’ programme proposes a novel approach to achieving personal and business growth by addressing gender barriers faced by female business leaders. The programme is tailored to the needs of senior women business leaders in growth companies (and social enterprises) and seeks to identify women principals at a point Read more [...]
Investing Women is a growing community of women angel investors; which also supports female founders through their AccelerateHER programme. Investing Women’s holistic approach is seeing an increase in the number of female investors and scalable female founded businesses; delivering diversity and economic growth. Investing Women’s flagship events include the one Read more [...]
WeDO Scotland is an exclusive support and networking membership organisation providing growth acceleration and peer-to-peer learning for Scotland’s most ambitious entrepreneurs & business leaders. Their focus is on promoting business growth and strengthening competitive advantage. WeDO supports their members through facilitating introductions, giving guidance and collaborating with one another. Members Read more [...]
All of Scotland’s 19 higher education institutions is set up to work with businesses and organisations, collaborating with around 20,000 Scottish businesses every year and another 10,000 from outside of Scotland in Research and Innovation. Scotland’s Universities have an excellent track record in successful commercialisation of world-class research; they can Read more [...]
The research pooling initiative was created by the Scottish Funding Council to encourage researchers across Scottish higher education to pool their resources and respond to increasing international competition. For the majority of pools the original SFC funding has now come to an end, however the research pools continue to contribute Read more [...]
Gearing for Growth was established to work with business leaders and companies to help them to realise their full potential and that of their business and team.
The Prince’s Trust is Scotland’s leading youth charity which supports unemployed or underemployed young people into self-employment.
DSL Business Finance provides loans to start-ups and growing businesses that cannot access loans from traditional sources.
Visit Scotland is the national tourist board, they can provide business surgeries, online media training, grants for your growing business in tourism.
Community Shares Scotland can help you keep your local business alive through letting your community invest in your business.
CEIS helps businesses and individuals with a social cause, CEIS can provide training and funding support for your business to make a difference.
The Data Lab can help you develop new data science projects, while building your tech community.
Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.
Archangels is a business angel syndicate which focuses on early stage investing in Scotland.
FinTech Scotland works with the objective of growth and employment to secure Scotland’s place as one of the leading fintech centres.
Discovery Investment Fund Limited is a venture capital business.
Based in St. Andrews, Scotland, the EOS Technology Investment Syndicate (EOS) is an entrepreneurial led group of private angel investors who review new investment opportunities.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) is looking to support you, Scotland’s top young researchers, creative talent, future business and public leaders, through its research awards, enterprise programmes and the RSE Young Academy of Scotland.
Virgin Start-Up can support entrepreneurs looking to start or scale their business with personal loans of between £500 and £25,000 per co-founder.
Scottish EDGE is an outstanding business competition that could enhance your innovative business with up to £150k.
Interface is based regionally throughout Scotland which enables them to work with businesses of all sizes, in all sectors and match them with Scotland’s world-leading academic expertise to help them grow.
FutureX’s aim is to connect Scotland’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to make purpose driven entrepreneurship the principle force behind the transformation of the global economy.
Scotland Food & Drink works to guide food and drink companies of all sizes towards increased profitability.
Firstport is Scotland’s development agency for start-up social entrepreneurs and social enterprises.
Converge Challenge is a company creation programme for staff, students, and graduates of all Scottish Universities and Research Institutes.
Scottish Enterprise works to support business and industry to help create more jobs, promote business growth and international success.
HIE is the go-to organisation if you are based in the Highlands and Islands area. HIE can help you realise your business’s potential and help you on your journey to growth!
Informatics Ventures is Scotland’s longest running entrepreneur support organisation dedicated to connecting Scottish high growth tech ventures with investors.
LINC Scotland is the national association for business angels in Scotland, with a membership that can help you meet the leaders of the Scottish finance industry.
X forces is the leading organisation for enterprise support in the military community.
Social Investment Scotland is a leader in providing charities and social enterprises with affordable, flexible investment.