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Accelerating the growth of highly ambitious companies

Accelerating the growth of highly ambitious companies

New Unlocking Ambition cohort is announced

A new cohort of Scotland’s most ambitious entrepreneurs have now been selected to join Unlocking Ambition and will begin their 6-month UA2 Accelerator experience today. The entrepreneurs have been chosen from all over Scotland and selected for the innovative quality of their ideas and entrepreneurial leadership, committed to sustainable growth through investment, innovation and exporting.

You can find out more about the new cohort in our news section.

About the Challenge

The prestigious Unlocking Ambition Challenge is a 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 part of the Unlocking Ambition cohort receive wrap-around support from Scottish Enterprise and our partners. Each company will have access to the Unlocking Ambition Development Fund, business support and a 6-month programme of world-class executive education. The 2020-21 accelerated UA2 programme will facilitate the very best support to the cohort from around both the Scottish business support system and our international networks. Unlocking Ambition Round 2 will provide targeted support to up to 40 talented founders whose companies can help drive forward Scotland’s green economy ambitions.

Unlocking Ambition is the (Opens in new window) 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.

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Unlocking Ambition is supported by a number of partners from the Scottish Entrepreneurial Support Ecosystem and Can Do Forum, including: