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Alan Mahon of Brewgooder

Business for Good – what does that actually mean?

What actually defines a business for good and how can we tell if a company claiming this really is doing what it says on the tin?

Bute House reception

Celebrating a Year of Unlocking Ambition

This month marks the completion of the first year of the Scotland CAN DO Unlocking Ambition Challenge so we thought it would be interesting to reflect on what’s been achieved during that time.

Bute House reception

Britain’s Youngest CEO – Molly Rose

Hear how one of the Unlocking Ambition companies, The Start Up Drinks Lab, have been involved in supporting the UK’s youngest CEO – 9-year old Molly Rose to start to scale her lemonade business.

Paul Blackler at Babson

Lessons From Babson, Boston – No.1 For Entrepreneurship!

As a passionate learner, Paul Blackler of Drink Baotic was very keen to get out to Babson for the pure quality of the educational experience.

2018-19 Cohort Graduation

Scottish Enterprise Unlocking Ambition 2018-19 Cohort Graduation

The 18th March saw the graduation of the inaugural Scottish Enterprise Unlocking Ambition cohort of 20 purpose-driven entrepreneurs at a hugely inspirational graduation celebration event with over 100 ecosystem friends and partners there to celebrate their success.

Actor Michael Sheen holds up a box of Hey Girls tampons

Hey Dads!

Hey Girls launch #Pads4Dads campaign with Hollywood actor and activist Michael Sheen.

Women In Innovation winner Debbie Wake, founder of MyWay Digital Health, photographed at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, 8 February 2019.

MyWay Digital Health Win 2019 Women in Innovation Award

Nine pioneering female inventors, including the fantastic Debbie Wake from MyWay Digital Health, currently taking part on the Scottish Enterprise Unlocking Ambition programme have been recognised for innovations including responsive wheelchair seating and a new digital app for diabetes as part of the 2019 Women in Innovation Awards.


Making an Impact - IWD 2019

A focus on impact is coming to the fore of general consciousness and rather than just being a buzz word, a nice to do or something purely associated with social enterprises, it’s becoming clear that purpose and impact is everybody’s business.

CAN DO fest logo

CAN DO Fest 2019 is coming!

Running from 24th April – May 2019, CAN DO Fest is an opportunity to come together and celebrate the best of Scottish entrepreneurship showcased in a series of entrepreneurial events across the country.

Unlocking Ambition, London visit, Day 1

New Convenor of CAN DO Ecosystem Forum announced

The Scotland CAN DO vision is based on the clear recognition that if we are to achieve sustainable economic growth, and create opportunities for everyone in Scotland to flourish, then we must work to accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation together.

UA Team Meet

SE UA Account Team - Transforming the way we engage

How much do you know about the UA account team who have been working intensely behind the scenes to help make it happen and help these ambitious entrepreneurs access the very best of SE’s service delivery?

Bob Keiller UA Masterclass

Top Takeaways from UA Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurship Masterclass

The Scottish Enterprise Unlocking Ambition cohort have undertaken four Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurship masterclasses throughout the UA programme, taking place in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh, each showcasing how values-based business is good for business and how a human driven approach and focus on positive impact can drive scale and success.

SE UA 6 Month Review

SE Unlocking Ambition Programme 6 Month Review

​The Unlocking Ambition programme is breaking new ground in the way entrepreneurial support is delivered in Scotland. The innovative programme, as announced by FM Nicola Sturgeon at the Start Up Summit in November 2017, is supporting 40 highly ambitious entrepreneurs over a 12 mont​h intensive programme.

EDGE R13 Winners

Unlocking Ambition Companies have the EDGE!

The nail biting Scottish EDGE Round 13 Final saw the biggest amount of growth funding awarded to innovative Scottish companies through the competition to date.

GlobalScot panel

GlobalScots help Unlock Ambition

The SE Unlocking Ambition companies were lucky enough to meet with three GlobalScots for a GlobalScot Panel & Q&A as part of their Values-Based business international connections visit to London in November.

London visit group photo

London Calling

The Scottish Enterprise UA group recently spent a couple of days in London on an international connections visit and met with London & Partners, the Deputy Mayor for Business, Scotland House, a number of GlobalScots and more.