About the Challenge
The prestigious Unlocking Ambition Challenge is a £4 million flagship entrepreneurial development fund created by the Scottish Government, initiated by the First Minister for Scotland, that supports highly ambitious entrepreneurs from across Scotland, chosen for their individual potential, the quality of their ideas and the contribution they can make to the Scottish economy and wider society.
Entrepreneurs selected to be a part of the Unlocking Ambition cohort receive support from the Royal Society of Edinburgh or Scottish Enterprise, are matched to a world-class business mentor via Entrepreneurial Scotland and gain access to the GlobalScot network and the Scottish Investment Bank. They also benefit from significant grant funding investment and a dedicated account team of specialists to support their business development.
Unlocking Ambition is the Scotland CAN DO partnership at its best, working together to bring intensive wrap-around support with a celebration of our most promising entrepreneurs. The Programme amplifies the success of entrepreneurs who can demonstrate their ideas can be successful, inclusive, create jobs and benefit society.
- What a supercharged programme of thought-provoking & energetic events #CANDOFest has been, reaching its purpose driven peak at our final Signature @ImpactSummit_! We hope it’s left you feeling fired up, full of inspiration & ready to take action? 🔥💡✔️ candofest.scot 2 days ago by CanDoFest
- #ImpactSummit19 @CanDoFest chit chat with oor pal Stephanie from @CleanWaterWave, one of our first customers. 3 days ago by GreenGrowFood
- Great to hear from another AAI employer at #impactsummit19. @CeliaHodson reflects on the work behind the meteoric the rise of @HeyGirlsUK. The actual #SocialImpact they've achieved in a relatively short period is nothing short of incredible. #PeriodPoverty 3 days ago by AdoptAnIntern
- "Be human", "normalize compassion", "tackle fairness together", "think local, act global", "find someone that needs help & help them"! Inspiring words from inspiring social business @ImpactSummit_ @thevegankind @HeyGirlsUK @BrewGoodr @GreenGrowFood #UnlockingAmbition #SDGs 3 days ago by DrinkBaotic
- #ThisIsImpact19 3 days ago
- Are you at @ImpactSummit_ today? Lucky you! It’s your chance to hear from 3 pioneering socially focused entrepreneurs from the #UnlockingAmbition prog talk about using their business for good! Look out for Celia from @HeyGirlsUK Alan from @BrewGoodr & Loral from @Sustainably 3 days ago
- Delighted @Drinks_Lab have won food and drink company of the year @Insidermag #MiSAwards they were superstars on @Unlock_Ambition #innovation #ScotlandCANDO #thefutureishere 1 week ago by RCreativeWorld
- So excited to hear the Demo Day pitches from the #AI & #Blockchain companies on the @WayraUK & @infventures @BayesCentre Accelerator Programme in the beautiful #Edinburgh Hub. What a stage for today’s @CanDoFest event! 1 week ago by SME_Innovation
- An insightful interview with our founder @LisaA_HR for @scothouseLON #HR #Purpose #ambition #vision #businessgrowth @Unlock_Ambition #scotlandisnow @EntrepScot scotlandhouse.com/news/s… 1 week ago by Purpose_HR
- @Brewgoodr is one of the #purpose driven businesses taking part on the @scotent #UnlockingAmbition 2018-19 cohort. Find out about their #values and #product from founder @alanjamesmahon #ThisIsImpact19 1 week ago in reply to BrewGoodr