Launch your startup
Develop your startup with events, competitions and expert advice and support.
We can help boost your startup or develop your idea with our exciting events, competitions and programmes, designed to help you grow.
Join our thriving entrepreneurial community, meet like-minded peers, find co-founders and build your team. You can also meet with a friendly business adviser for tailored one-on-one advice and receive funding support.
Our service is completely free and you own 100% of your IP.
Startup Summer Accelerator
Get investment ready with this 12-week intensive learning and leadership programme. This Edinburgh Earth Initiative sponsored programme offers expert mentorship and coaching, peer to peer sessions and £3,000 in funding. Limited spaces available. For all students and alumni from the University of Edinburgh. Will open again in semester 2.
Inspire Launch Grow Awards
Our biggest competition, Inspire Launch Grow is our annual celebration of entrepreneurship at the University of Edinburgh. Be in with a chance of winning a share of £20,000 plus the choice of either a photography package or a professional pitch deck. For all students and alumni from the University of Edinburgh. Will open again in semester 2.
Moving Mountains Award
Share your inspiring story to be in with a chance of winning a share of £500. Tell us about how your startup creates an inclusive and fulfulling work environment or how creativity has helped you. For all students and alumni from the University of Edinburgh. Will open again in semester 2.
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Kickstart your entrepreneurial journey
Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur or simply curious about the world of startups, our comprehensive Startup Basics programme is tailored to meet your needs. With a mix of immersive workshops over several weeks.
Enter your early-stage idea into our Business Ideas Competition and you could win a share of £1,000. All you have to do is describe your idea, tell us what makes it special, what stage you're at and who are the potential customers. It's that simple.
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