BRT Bites
Research shows why it's a good idea to hold on to your pen & paper
People who regularly write down their goals earn nine times more over their careers than people who don’t.
Irvine Welsh at #EdFringe
Welsh has two new plays at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, but Irvine Welsh is already thinking about another important third instalment of... you guessed it, Trainspotting. 
News
ShenZhen 101 Creative Exchange visit Bright Red Triangle
We are delighted to welcome representatives from the Shenzhen F518 Incubator, part of Shenzhen Creative Investment Group for a unique event aimed at developing opportunities for smart collaboration and enhanced international student experience between our two countries.
10 Tips for Entrepreneurs from Turing Fest 2017
Last week saw hundreds of tech individuals, entrepreneurs and investors alike flock to Edinburgh for the  Turing Fest , which was held at the  Edinburgh International Conference Centre  (EICC) on the 2rd and 3rd of August 2017. Check out some of the highlights in our latest blog.
We are hiring! Join the team at Bright Red Triangle as our new Merchiston Incubator Manager
We are looking for an energetic and creative facilitator to manage the student business incubator and embed our Innovation & Enterprise Strategy within our Faculty for Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries at our Merchiston Campus. The successful individual will be required to support student and graduate business start-ups by providing access to office space, business advice, training and mentoring. 
Eight female chief executives in Scotland

"The difficulties faced by women in business have been well documented. Less than one in 10 executive directors are female, with the proportion of females on FTSE 100 executive committees sitting at just 19.4 per cent. While this is a concern, there are a number of women in Scotland who are excellent role models on what it's like to work at the top." In this article, Insider.co.uk highlight eight of Scotland's top female chief executives.

Events
ShenZhen 101 Creative Exchange visit Bright Red Triangle
8 August 2017
Workplace Innovation Masterclass
24 August 2017
We are delighted to welcome representatives from the Shenzhen F518 Incubator, part of Shenzhen Creative Investment Group for a unique event aimed at developing opportunities for smart collaboration and enhanced international student experience between our two countries.

 Join like-minded business leaders and expert researchers in an event discussing how to harness both the digital and people elements of innovation in driving business performance.


Entrepreneurial  Spark-Edinburgh Hub Tour

11.00-12.00 7 September
Entrepreneurial Spark is the worlds largest free business accelerator and accepts business of any kind,from any sector. 
Want to know more? Think you have what it takes? (Clue:You probably do.)
Sign up for an Edinburgh Hub Tour now!

Global Game Changers Awards 
13 September

  The Global Game Changers awards in collaboration with Innovator Magazine  recognise and reward innovation and sustainability at an international level, across all business sectors.
The event will have an international outlook, businesses and individuals are invited to enter across nine categories that recognise innovation, intrapreneurship, cultural change and sustainability.
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
Climate-KIC Accelerator Stage 2  2017
Calling all low carbon entrepreneurs in Scotland!

The Climate-KIC Accelerator Stage 2 at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) has opened for applications – giving fledgling climate entrepreneurs the chance to apply for dedicated support and funding of up to 20,000 euros.

The Climate-KIC Accelerator is a three-stage programme to get low carbon start-ups investment-ready.  It’s open to businesses with an idea for a new product or service with the potential for substantial climate impact. Applicants must have a basic business model already defined, and a motivated team with at least two founders. 

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.
Morgan Innovation and Technology Prize 2017
With support from Santander, MIAT have launched the Morgan Innovation & Technology Prize, which will award £30,000 worth of R&D services to the winner in order to take their idea to the next stage of development.

The prize will be awarded to the entry that the judges feel has the potential to make the biggest impact and will make best use of the prize to further their idea.


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