9 May 2018
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced new support today to help drive entrepreneurial networks so that budding entrepreneurs can use them to share ideas, experience and seek support, investment and expertise.
A total of £650,000 funding will be provided through Entrepreneurial Scotland – an organisation that aims to inspire and develop Scotland’s people to build the most entrepreneurial society in the world.
"Change is coming, the only descision left for us to make is whether we're going to lead that change or trail in its wake" – @NicolaSturgeon kicking #ImpactSummit18 off to a powerful start.@ImpactSummit_ #CanDoFest #ScotlandCanDo pic.twitter.com/6lC0b21WGY
— Scottish EDGE (@ScottishEDGE) May 9, 2018
The First Minister made the announcement at the Impact Summit, part of first Scotland CAN DO festival, at Barras Art and Design in Glasgow. The event brought together around 400 entrepreneurial leaders, change makers and innovators to share their ideas.
Scotland is known for its vision as a world-leading entrepreneurial and innovative nation, one in which growth and innovation go hand-in-hand with fair work and delivering in a way which benefits everyone.
“We want Scotland to be a country that is at the forefront of social and technological progress – to invent, design and manufacture the technologies and products of the future – not simply to consume them. And we want to do all of that in a way which benefits all of society.”
Scotland can become one of the world’s most entrepreneurial countries and deliver ‘a new Age of Enlightenment’ through enterprise which makes the world a better place. Students and experts @CaledonianNews hearing @NicolaSturgeon at #ImpactSummit18 #futureXglobal pic.twitter.com/wxwjDwvM5w
— Glasgow Caledonian University (@CaledonianNews) May 9, 2018