David Petherick, Scottish EDGE supporting partner since 2017

Scottish #EDGE20 Finals: Watch £1.5m disappear in front of your eyes

The 20th Scottish EDGE funding competition takes place on the 6th-7th December in Edinburgh, with prize money of over £1.5m to be awarded to some of Scotland's most dynamic and exciting small businesses.

Join two days of pitching for prizes of up to £100,000, with judges' questions and answer sessions, competitions and business networking. You can book free tickets to come along to witness the competition finalists pitch for funding, hear from guest speakers, and network with other entrepreneurs and members of the Scottish EDGE support ecosystem.

Hosts are The Royal Bank of Scotland at their Conference Centre at Gogarburn, on the outskirts of Edinburgh and close to Edinburgh Airport. As a supporting partner of Scottish EDGE, I will be exhibiting, and available to help with free LinkedIn tips and guidance across the two days. Other supporting partners of Scottish EDGE will also be available for friendly advice.

I will be hosting a Twitter Competition on the theme of #NetZero to win a £597 Full Profile Surgery, as well as offering exclusive access for delegates to a £230.00 saving on this service.

The Final and Awards will also feature a live podcast episode, and a keynote from a high-profile guest speaker. You'll also enjoy complimentary refreshments throughout the day.
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Tuesday 6th: Go Radio Business Show

A live recording of the Go Radio Business Show with Sir Tom Hunter & Lord Willie Haughey.
As two of Scotland’s most inspirational leaders, Tom and willie will look to inspire, inform and entertain you with insight, advice and guidance.
Sir Tom and Lord Willie are swapping the sound booth for the EDGE stage as they invite questions from you, the audience, for an interactive ‘Board You Can’t Afford’.

Wednesday 7th: Chris van der Kuyl

Chris van der Kuyl CBE, Co-founder of 4J Studios will be the guest speaker. Chris is one of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs working across the technology, media, gaming and entertainment sectors.
Chris is co-founder and chairman of multiple award-winning games developer 4J Studios. 4J is best known for developing Minecraft. Chris is chairman of; Puny Astronaut, Stormcloud Games and Parsley Box and sits on the boards of; Blippar, Ace Aquatec, Ant Workshop and ADV Holdings. He is also a non-executive director of the Ballie Gifford US Growth Trust.

Meet the Judges

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Meet the Finalists

Full list of Finalists:

  • Ailsa Reliability Solutions Ltd - Utilise cutting edge technologies to eliminate unplanned downtime of client's critical assets

  • Argyle IT & Education Ltd - EDTech blended learning platform to meet West African Higher Education needs

  • BearHammer Games Ltd - Adventure Fitness VR - virtual reality fitness game

  • Beastly Brews t/a Panther M*lk - World’s first oat milk ready-to-drink cocktail

  • Beira Moda - Crafts ethical limited edition womenswear from discarded high-end fabric

  • BioLiberty - Soft robotic glove and digital platform to help stroke survivors with remote rehabilitation

  • Birken Tree (Scotland) Ltd - World's first dedicated Birchwater specially created for pairing with fine whiskies

  • Eco Cascade - First multi-purpose primary processing company serving seaweed farmers

  • Eleon Products Ltd - Innovative tool for cleaning teeth next to gaps

  • Fitabeo Therapeutics Ltd - Developing oral thin films as an enhanced way of delivering medicine

  • Hoolr Education Ltd - Technology company that helps organisations manage, scale and understand their coaching cultures

  • Mask Logic Ltd - Designs individual, bespoke, re-usable and scientifically proven facemasks to healthcare and other sectors

  • Meander Apparel - Outdoor clothing brand making ethical garments for everyday adventures

  • Microplate Dx - Specialise in antibiotic susceptibility testing diagnostics reducing antimicrobial resistance

  • Palaemon Maritime - Provide anti-piracy barriers on a rental basis for ships, costing less than razor wire

  • PicSea Ltd - Ocean digitisation provider that uses its swarms of underwater robots to collect data

  • RIVAL SC Ltd - Tech platform that sets out to revolutionise supply chain management for SMEs

  • Rutland Square Gin - Worlds first and only Chai Spiced Gin aimed at Indian market

  • S'wheat - World's first reusable bottle made from plants

  • Thistle Rocketry Ltd - Space launch start-up currently developing scalable rocket systems for cube satellites

  • Today Agency Ltd - Student-driven media agency connecting businesses with creative local students

  • Two Birds Fitness Ltd - Created a range of functional drinks which combine speciality coffee/tea with vitamins and antioxidants

  • Unbaggaged - On-demand luggage storage platform that picks, stores and returns bags where and when needed

  • Yaldi Games - Mission-led game developer who have developed a community-driven life simulation game called Wholesome

About David Petherick

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