Published On: Mon, Jan 8th, 2018 at 1:27pm

Award for start-up businesses

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Entrepreneurs and new businesses in Edinburgh are being urged to enter the search for Scotland’s Start-up of the Year.

Virgin Startup10: Scotland is open to start-up businesses and entrepreneurs and prizes including mentoring and support from a leading Scottish law firm.

The photo shows Jackie Waring, the founder and CEO of Investing Women and leader of Scotland’s only all-female business angel group

· Leah Hutcheon – the founder and CEO of Appointedd, an Edinburgh-based tech company revolutionising the way bookings are made online

The top ten finalists will be shortlisted in February and recognised as Virgin StartUp’s 10 Scottish ambassadors.

The overall winner will be revealed at an awards ceremony in March and Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Government Minister for Business Innovation and Energy, said: “Scotland has a proud tradition of entrepreneurship.

“Today, we have the highest number of registered businesses recorded in Scotland since records began, an impressive achievement which is largely driven by the success of our small business start-ups. This is a trend that we would like to see continue.”

To find out more and submit an entry, visit The closing date for entries is 5 February 2018.

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