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China has huge problems with pollution and smog. What else does China have? Bicycles! An innovative Chinese start up has developed a bicycle that will help tackle pollution and smog issues across China's increasingly polluted cities.
Need a better password? 

Creating a new password for every email, app or website you use is a necessary evil for many and can be very time consuming.
An eleven year old in New York City is creating apparently cryptographically secure passwords,u sing proven methodology called Diceware.
News
How entrepreneurial Edinburgh is blazing a tech sector trail
The vibrancy of the technology scene through successes such as Skyscanner has helped the Scottish capital build a reputation to rival that of its financial services.
Interview: Rebecca Pick of Pick Protection
Her start up is designed for lone workers to increase their safety and was created during her time at university in Glasgow after learning of the attack of a neighbour. Rebecca shares her inspirations and the process of creating her business.
Scottish start-up scoops £5000 in Innovator Launchpad competition
Murgitroyd, the global intellectual property attorney firm, has awarded first prize of £5,000 cash to  Scotland -based start-up uFraction8 in its first Innovator Launchpad competition.
Ongals, a startup you've never seen before
Ongals -- named after Korean word “Ongali” meaning babbling -- resemble rosy-cheeked infants in colorful clothing, uttering incomprehensible gibberish and playfully interacting each other.  The babbling comedians are to perform at the Fringe from Aug. 2-28, and will do its first long run at the world-famous stage of West End in London later this year. 
Scotland is powering cars using whisky
In case you missed this - Scotland is the first place anywhere on the planet to test a car with a biofuel made from ‘whisky production residues’.
Celtic Renewables, an award-winning spin out from Edinburgh Napier University, has pioneered a process for making the sustainable fuel. 
Events
Building Digital Communities
19 July 2017

Join Shelter Scotland on the 19th of July in Edinburgh where we’ll be exploring “Building and inspiring digital communities”.


This one day event aims to bring charities and the tech community together to look at the digital problems charities face and how the tech community can potentially help them find solutions.

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League of Entrepreneurs Meetup!
26 July 2017
Come along for an exciting, dynamic and inspiring entrepreneurial event where you can network and have a drink with like-minded Entrepreneurs and Startup Founders from around the world and meet awesome people to help you build your startup or find an awesome startup to join as a CoFounder, Investor, Mentor, Adviser or Intern.
Turing Fest
2-3 August 2017
Turing Fest is one of Europe’s leading tech industry experiences. 1,500 delegates and 50 speakers will come from around the world and gather in Edinburgh to connect, to learn, and have a lot of fun! 
Entrepreneurial Spark - Edinburgh Hub Tour
11:00 - 12:00 7 September 2017

Entrepreneurial Spark is the world’s largest free business accelerator. The organisation enrols entrepreneurs and businesses from any sector, of any kind. 


Want to know more? Interested to find out what it all looks like? Think you might have what it takes? (Clue: you probably have…). Sign up for a hub tour now.

Venturefest Scotland
20 September 2017
Venturefest Scotland is a national business innovation summit designed to help high-growth SMEs and ambitious early-stage companies to grow through innovation.
Start-Up Summit
09:00 - 17:00 1 November 2017
The Startup Summit is one of the most exciting entrepreneurship events in the UK, bringing together world-leading entrepreneurs from across the globe, to share ideas, inspiration and advice on how to start and grow your business.
The Scottish Business Exhibition 
1-2 November 2017
Taking place for the 15th year at the SEC, these co-located events produced partnered with Microsoft, will give you access to more than 150 exhibitors,80 free seminars and workshops and a range of excellent features including Social Media and Digital Marketing workshops and 1 to 1 advice kiosks, click below to register  for early bird tickets.
Accounting Live
1-2 November 2017
Scotland's largest ever event for accountants and finance professionals.  Accounting Live  is being held at the SEC, Glasgow on the 1st & 2nd of November, with more than 2,000 visitors expected to attend over 2 days. We are assembling a perfect showcase of suppliers and support organisations to exhibit alongside an handpicked array of seminar speakers who make up the CPD accredited conference programme. 
Opportunities
The Nacue Varsity Pitch competition is open for applications.  This is an amazing opportunity to get your business noticed by some of the biggest companies in the UK.  The competition is open to any current students at a UK university or college, or anyone who graduated after 2012. 
Green Alley Award 2017
Have you got an idea relating to the topic of resource management, circular economy, recycling or the handling of chemicals? If so, apply for the Green Alley Award 2017 - the winner will receive a prize package worth up to 30,000 EUR.
Amazon's Growing Business Awards 2017
Created by Real Business, headlined by Amazon and supported by the CBI, the Amazon Growing Business Awards are the UK’s most established and respected recognition of SME and entrepreneurial success. Awards are available under 17 categories including Young Company of the Year and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Nominations opened from 12 July 2017.
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