What’s been going on in ESpark?- CEO update

“When I started my little start-up – Entrepreneurial Spark® – two and a half years ago, PITCHING was at the heart of things. It still is!! Why is pitching so vital to the success of early stage entrepreneurs? 1. It instils confidence. Even the most confident person gets nervous when they have to stand up in front…

Sir Tom backs funding project for start-ups

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“SIR Tom Hunter is giving his financial backing to an extension of the Scottish Edge funding programme for start-up and small businesses.   Royal Bank of Scotland is putting up £2.5 million with The Hunter Foundation pledging £700,000 to carry the competition through to 2017. Those sums will be added to the Scottish Government’s existing…

Billionaire Sir Tom Hunter puts his money where his mouth is to help Scotland’s entrepreneurs

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“Sir Tom Hunter, serial entrepreneur and Scotland’s first home-grown billionaire, has backed a new fund to help early-stage Scottish entrepreneurs grow their businesses. He has invested £700,000 into Scot Edge, an initiative created by the Scottish government to encourage the creation of more start-ups in Scotland. “Scottish enterprise has always lagged behind the rest of…

TheVeganKind – STV Glasgow

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Take a close encounter with TheVeganKind’s ethical treats By Laura Forsyth on Tuesday 19 August 2014 “Did you know that Glasgow is the most vegan friendly city in the UK? According to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the best vegan hot spots can be found right here in Glasgow.”     Did you catch TheVeganKind on…

Where the journey begins- ESpark Bootcamp!

At Bootcamp HQ, the atmosphere was electric and Jim opened proceedings as only he can explaining what E-Spark is and what was expected of everyone. This was the first day of Bootcamp. Everyone wanted to learn. A session on Mindsets and Behaviours was followed by the introduction of the Team Challenge! We were asked to…

Entrepreneurial Bootcamp and what I learned from it!

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I am Victoria Hamilton and my business is VH Innovation – a product development business focusing on developing the next generation of joint protection. My top 3 learnings from bootcamp were: firstly you can get a lot more done working in a team, secondly you don’t have to do it all yourself, remember to delegate!…

The Herald Scotland- Accolade for Mo’s founder

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“THE founder of Mo’s Cookie Dough has been named as a finalist in the Association of Scottish Business Women Awards. Morag Pavich, whose product is listed by retailers such as Wholefoods, Dobbies, Ocado and Booths, has been shortlisted after winning a £50,000 grant at the Scottish EDGE Awards in June.”   Original article taken from…

Flexiworkforce- Putting Flex in the Workforce Since September 2013

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Flexiworkforce has come a long way since CEO and founder Tracey Eker entered the Glasgow ESpark Hatchery eleven months ago. A year ago Tracey was upcycling junk furniture and looking for part-time work. Now, she has hired her first full-time employee, gained several high-profile partners and has recently received significant investment from Kelvin Capital. Flexiworkforce…