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.
- Congrats to @Sustainably, one of our #UnlockingAmbition ambassadors!
- In the latest @WEScotland WES blog, @TMedicines founder Jo Halliday talks about her journey of raising finance to fuel the growth of the award winning 'data tech for good' company #WESAmbassadors #socialimpact #accesstofinance bit.ly/2Ked5nm 2 days ago by WEScotland
- Our roundup of an insightful, engaging and inspiring day at #SUS19 👉 bit.ly/2XgkOX7 #HR #purposedriven #people #teams #talent #values #mission #culture #startup #entrepreneurship @Startup_Summit_ @FutureXGlobal 2 days ago by Purpose_HR
- Ruairidh Henderson from MiAlgae, one of the #UnlockingAmbition ambassadors, shares his advice for the #UnlockingYoungAmbition students. 2 days ago
- On #WorldDiabetesDay we're proud to be making a difference to patients with #diabetes through our award-winning, online self-management platform @MyDiabetesMyWay. #WDD2019 @docdebbie @sc0ttgc @innovateuk @UoDEnterprise @ScotEntNews @Unlock_Ambition @EntrepScot @NHSAccelerator 2 days ago by MyWayDigital
- A great opportunity to work for one of the #UnlockingAmbition ambassadors!
- More success for our amazing #UnlockingAmbition ambassador!
- Great to see #UnlockingAmbition ambassador @sw_property of @Pillowpartners speaking at the Business in Parliament Conference in the @ScotParl on Friday👏 #BIPC2019
- Excited to be at ScotExport2019 - Scotland’s international trade event! Looking forward to learning about the first steps of exporting! #ScotExport @scotent @Unlock_Ambition 5 days ago by fodiliciousltd
- Kenny Arthur of @Kaliaaer shares advice to his younger self at the launch of our #unlockingYOUNGambition programme, which will see some of our ambassadors offer unique entrepreneurship experiences and mentoring to more than 30 college students across Scotland. 5 days ago