For students

Useful resources

Here in Scotland we are fortunate to have a diverse business infrastructure with a huge range of support from agencies such Business Gateway and Scottish Enterprise, as well as a strong network of angel investors. Check out our investment guide and explore some of the funding sources for starting and growing your business or social venture.

'Getting Your Startup Investor Ready' is our short and practical guide providing a general understanding of the funding options available to you and some of the key aspects to consider as you build your startup.  

Third-party guides and links

Finance for Young Companies – Young Company Finance Scotland

Digital Development Loan offers interest-free loans of up to £100.000 to SME’s (including social enterprises) to improve the digital capacity, digital capability or digital skills of your workforce. Eligible companies need to have been trading for 6 months. 

LINC Scotland – the  Scottish Angel Capital Association

SMART: SCOTLAND grants – Scottish Enterprise

Innovation Support – Scottish Enterprise

Enterprise Fellowships – the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Firstport – funding for social enterprise

Power Up Scotland – social enterprise support from Big Issue Invest