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The SFC-funded Converge Challenge is aimed at staff, students and recent graduates from Scottish universities, inspiring them to develop their ideas into viable and successful business ventures.

Entrepreneurs gathered at the Jupiter Artland sculpture park to launch the 2018 company creation programme, now in its eighth year.

Olga Kozlova, Director of Converge Challenge, said: “In 2018 we are encouraging as many staff, students and recent graduates from all our excellent Scottish universities to apply and take advantage of our offering that turns innovative concepts and projects into growing businesses and helps create a new generation of entrepreneurs.”

The 2018 programme has a total prize fund of cash and in-kind, business support packages valued at over £160,000.

The Converge Challenge 2018 categories are:

  • Converge: for established business ideas.
  • KickStart: for early stage ideas.
  • Social Enterprise: for ideas with a positive impact on social and environmental issues.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit Award.

Converge Challenge is open until 5.00pm, Thursday 29 March. To enter visit www.convergechallenge.com.