Round 14 is now open for applications
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At Scottish EDGE, we recognise that growing your business can be particularly challenging for younger entrepreneurs. Whilst Scottish EDGE is open to all who meet the Scottish EDGE criteria, an additional special category has been designed to support
Companies whose Directors are all aged 18-30 (excluding Non-Exec Directors and Investors) in the form of Young EDGE.
Applicants who are eligible for the Young EDGE category will be assessed as part of the Scottish EDGE 1st Stage Assessment Process and, should they meet the scoring level required following assessment, will be invited to pitch live at the Young
EDGE Final, for the chance to win one of the prizes up to £15,000 (Grant only). The assessment criteria for Young EDGE is the same as in the Scottish EDGE category.
Following the conclusion of the assessment day, the judging panel will decide the top Young EDGE winner (irrespective of their Scottish EDGE assessment score) and this business will be awarded a place at a future Scottish EDGE final.
Young EDGE was first introduced at the start of 2014 and many of the Young EDGE winners have followed up their Young EDGE success by going on to win a Scottish EDGE or Higgs EDGE award in a subsequent round of the competition.
Completing an application form for Scottish EDGE will also confirm your entry in to the Young EDGE competition, if eligible. Please state your eligibility for Young EDGE by ticking the box on the online application form.