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 Converge Challenge 

Whatever you call yourself, you have come to the right place!

Applications for the 2023 Converge Challenge are now open, with a £320,000 prize pot up for grabs for students, graduates and staff! There are four challenges available meaning you can apply for the one which best fits your business idea.

  • The Converge Challenge: for novel business ideas with solid IP foundations, high commercial potential, and evident scalability.

  • Net Zero Challenge: for climate-conscious entrepreneurs developing innovative solutions for carbon reduction.

  • Kickstart Challenge: for early stage, aspiring entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas they’d like to test, validate and prepare for launch.

Converge, Scotland’s largest company creation programme for the university sector, act as a springboard to success by providing academic innovators with the skills, guidance, funding, and network they need to turn their big ideas into commercial reality. Regardless of your background, location and business readiness, by joining one of our challenges you’ll gain the tools, support and funding opportunities to springboard your business into the world.

And it won’t cost you a penny. Zip, zilch, nada, zero. 

You can read more about the various challenges, decide which one’s for you, and apply online via the Converge website.

Converge are also hosting regular workshops on key aspects of business creation, or you can reach out to them for tailored advice.

The deadline for applications to be confirmed.

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