Book your tickets for the Scottish EDGE Round 13 Final!

Hashtag for this round: #EDGE13

Scottish EDGE is delighted to announce that tickets for the Final of Round 13 of the competition are now available. Taking place on Wednesday 5th andThursday 6th Dec, 2018 at the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Gogarburn Conference Centre, the Round 13 Final will support Scotland’s most innovative, high-growth potential startup businesses with up to £150,000 in cash and an all-encompassing business support package.

Having completed 12 successful rounds, Scottish EDGE – which is supported by the Royal Bank of Scotland, the Hunter Foundation, and the Scottish Government – has had an unquestionable impact on the Scottish economy.

Our winners have, to date, created an additional 1381 Scottish jobs, generated an additional £104.22 million in turnover, and received additional investment to the sum of £82.47 million. In the last round of Scottish EDGE, cash prizes of £1 million were shared amongst forty winners across four different categories.

The exciting and fun final will run over two days, with pitching, networking, and a keynote speaker on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by an awards ceremony on the Thursday evening. The daytime event offers the chance to watch this year’s Scottish EDGE finalists pitch for up to £150,000 in front of an expert panel of judges.

Guest Speakers:

Gareth Williams: Live Pitching Stage | Wednesday 5th December 2018

Sir Tom Hunter: Live Pitching Stage | Wednesday 5th December 2018


Gareth Williams, Chairman and former CEO of Skyscanner, will join Scottish EDGE funder and supporter, Sir Tom Hunter, on the Scottish EDGE live pitching stage on Wednesday 5th December for a fireside chat followed by audience Q&A.

This unmissable talk will see the co-founder of one of Scotland’s first unicorns in conversation with the country’s renowned philanthropist, discussing what it takes to build a £1.6bn business and Scotland’s place on the global stage of innovative entrepreneurship.

A keen skier, it was Gareth’s frustration with finding cheap flights to visit his brother in the Alps that led him and two friends, Bonamy Grimes and Barry Smith, to create Skyscanner, a leading global travel search site and app which specialises in providing instant online comparison for flights, hotels, car hire and trains. It all started with a pub brainstorming session and a simple idea: to create a site that compares flight prices for every single commercial airline in the world.

Skyscanner initially grew by word of mouth; now, an average of 80 million people visit the site every month. As Chairman and CEO, Gareth’s experience as a developer for financial institutions and retail companies have helped him make Skyscanner one of the top digital travel companies in the world.

Skyscanner’s multi-award winning mobile apps have been downloaded over 70 million times, and now allows travellers to not only compare flights, but car hire and hotels too. The company employs over 1200 staff in ten global offices, and year-upon-year reports impressive accelerated growth.

In his spare time, Gareth enjoys playing chess and has a love for literature and the arts, specially sculpting and drawing. He is renowned among colleagues for his incessant drawing during meetings.

Johanna Basford: Evening Awards Ceremony | Thursday 6th December 2018


Johanna Basford is the ink evangelist and creator of Secret GardenEnchanted ForestLost OceanMagical JungleJohanna’s ChristmasIvy and the Inky Butterfly and World of Flowers. Johanna’s intricate, hand-drawn illustrations are loved by her many fans; to date she has sold over 21 million colouring books worldwide in over 40 territories and is known as the ‘Queen of Colouring’. Visit her online at or follow @johannabasford.


For businesses across all sectors. Up to £100,000 (grant/loan) top award.
For businesses with Directors aged 18-30. Up to £15,000 (grant only) top award.
For pre-trading businesses. Up to £15,000 (grant only) top award.
Special Awards
For STEM focused businesses. Up to £150,000 (grant/loan) top award.
For Creative Sector businesses. Up to £100,000 (grant/loan) top award.
For Social Enterprise businesses. Up to £100,000 (grant/loan) top award.



8.30 am – Doors open

9.30 am – Welcome and pitching

11.00 am – Networking

11.30 am -Pitching resumes

12.45 am – Gareth Williams in conversation with Sir Tom Hunter

1.15 pm – Lunch and networking

2.00 pm – Pitching resumes

2.45 pm  – Networking

3.15 pm – Pitching resumes

4.45 pm – Close

Thursday (Daytime):

8.30 am – Doors open

9.30 am – Welcome and pitching

11.00 am – Networking

11.30 am – Pitching resumes

12.45 pm – Lunch and networking

1.45 pm – Pitching resumes

3.00 pm  – Networking

3.45 pm – Pitching resumes

5.15 pm – Judge Deliberation + Dinner and networking

Thursday (Evening)

6.30 pm – Evening Awards Ceremony commences

6.30 pm – Sir Tom Hunter

6.45 pm – Scottish EDGE Winners – Announcement 1

6.55 pm – Young EDGE Awards Winner – Announcements

7.05 pm – Royal Bank of Scotland Partnership Update

7.15 pm -Scottish EDGE Winners – Announcement 2

7.25 pm -Guest Speaker – Johanna Basford

7.45 pm – Scottish EDGE Winners – Announcement 3

7.55 pm –  Wild Card EDGE Awards Announcements

8.05 pm – Social EDGE Awards Announcement

8.10 pm -Scottish EDGE Winners – Announcement 3

8.20 pm – Closing Remarks with Evelyn McDonald


  • Animation Garden – Production of cartoon Mustard & Ketchup
  • Araminta Campbell – High-end luxury Scottish textiles label using alpaca wool
  • Beringar – Developed machine vision-based occupancy and environment solution
  • Bespoke Fabrics – Specialises in luxury textiles and cashmere filled bedding
  • Bounce Back Drinks – Developed scientifically proven after-alcohol replenishment drink
  • Boxergy – Developed a product to power homes and replace existing gas boilers
  • Captive (t/a BLACKBX) – SaaS product which links guest wi-fi to marketing opportunities
  • Cascade Water Products – Developed micro-greywater recycling taking waste water to use for toilet flushing
  • ClinSpec Diagnostics – Developing fast, sensitive blood tests for early detection of cancer
  • CU Soar – Fintech business providing back office banking platforms for Credit Unions
  • Detailing Factory ta Wowo’s – Formulate, manufacture and distribute nanotechnology car care products
  • Estendio – Creators of PresentPal, software and support applications assisting people to present
  • FreshMex (Scotland) – Award-winning independent Tex-Mex eatery
  • Good-Loop – Ad platform converting advertiser’s media spend into charitable donations
  • Martial Arts Heroes – Children’s well-being development programme done through Mixed Martial Arts
  • InstaStock t/a Oodls – Online marketplace for finding, and licensing real-time Instagram photos and videos.
  • Intelift – Offering innovate technology to the crane and lifting industry
  • Kingdom Scotland – Scotland’s First Fragrance House creating modern perfumes for men and women
  • LiberEat – App to support people with allergies when eating out and finding recipes
  • Miigen (UK) – Online tools to support later life living and people with dementia
  • Molke – Manufacture bright, body positive, breastfeeding friendly underwear
  • Platinum Informatics – Specialise in high-performance data management tools for labs
  • Pyramid WiFi – Pocket-sized wireless router that pairs users WiFi to protect privacy and data
  • R3-IOT – Deliver remote Internet of Things (IoT) communication and services by utilising satellites.
  • RAB Microfluidics – Developed microfluidic ‘Lab-on-a-chip’ technology that delivers big machine analysis
  • Raven Controls – Real time event management logging system to mitigate risk at events
  • Revive Eco – Waste recycling service and developing eco-friendly products from used coffee grounds
  • Sensalytx – Oil & gas software platform using AI to analyse complex downhole data
  • Sentinel Subsea – Monitor abandoned oil and gas wells to prevent environmental incidents.
  • Spark and Rocket (t/a Soundbops) – Created a hardware and software-based music educational platform
  • Splatform (t/a Stems) – Exciting new maker toy offering active discovery and fun.
  • SussMyBike – Developed a tool to optimise the suspension settings on mountain bikes
  • Tenzor Geo – Oil & gas exploration technology allowing operators to improve drilling success rates
  • Teqnox – Designs body protection for equestrian sport
  • The Drinks Bakery – Premium biscuit snacks expertly flavour-matched to drinks
  • Triyit – Marketing based platform that empowers consumers to discover new products
  • Trojan Energy – Developing on-street charging infrastructure systems for electric vehicles
  • Wootzano – Developed revolutionary, patent-pending Nanoskin – electronic skin for robots.

Book your place now and find out who will successfully pitch their way to essential business support. All for free!