‘Ready Steady Pitch’ 2018 saw the top 30 Converge Challengers showcase their innovative ideas emerging from Scottish Universities, in just 60 seconds!
Royal Bank of Scotland and Talent Spark announced their sponsorship of the Converge Challenge Kickstart Award with a cash prize of £10,000.
Following record-breaking entries, Converge Challenge’s Top 60 projects include a range of ideas from health, virtual reality and environmental sustainability.
Converge Challenge 2018 closed after receiving 223 entries from Scottish University staff and students, bringing them to over 1,100 applications since it began.
£20K cash and in-kind business support for Converge Challenge Social Enterprise Award from new partners Social Investment Scotland
Converge Challenge alumni helped launch the 2018 company creation programme aimed at attracting the next generation of entrepreneurs at Jupiter Artland.
Dr. Claudia Cavalluzzo has been appointed as Director and Enterprise Outreach Manager as part of a new Converge Challenge team.
The winners were announced at the Converge Challenge awards ceremony where an increased prize fund of £170,000 of cash and in kind prizes were awarded.
The ten shortlisted business plans for the Converge Challenge 2017 category award have been whittled down to the Top 6 finalists…
ClinSpec Dx, a simple blood test to detect brain tumours earlier, was the winning pitch when Converge Challenge applicants competing for Scotland’s largest academic start-up prize went head-to-head to give 60-second ‘Dragon’s Den’ style pitches in Edinburgh last night.
2017 Converge Challengers revealed for Scotland’s leading company creation competition and entrepreneurial development programme for staff, students, and recent graduates of Scottish Universities and Research Institutes.
Converge Challenge is set to showcase an array of high quality applications once again, underpinning its position as the leading entrepreneurial development programme and company creation competition for Scottish universities and research institutes.