If you are a student or recent graduate and have a great idea, check out some of their events:
- The national Fresh Ideas Competition is for those who might have an idea but haven't taken steps toward making it a reality.
- The summer Bootcamp programme is another entry-point for students who know they want to start their own venture but haven't taken the first steps.
Or if you have already established a new venture or social enterprise:
- The New Ventures Competition is for already established ventures, with the opportunity to win funding and business support.
- The Scottish Entrepreneurial Academy (SEA) offers a unique opportunity to develop entrepreneurial mind-set and build global sustainable businesses.
David Townsend for the Young Innovators Challenge for the Renewables category in 2013, who has started a geothermal energy company, Town Rock Energy Ltd.