Hi there!

We have a lot of exciting updates for you! Here are a few of the highlights we have to get you started, but be sure to keep reading to find out more.


Of course, if you have any questions at all about anything, just ask.

From your friends at BRT - Nick, Wendy, Pete, Cilla & Vlad 😊
Easter opening hours

It's nearly the Easter long weekend, and we wanted to ensure you are all aware that our business incubator spaces at both Merchiston and Craiglockhart will be closed from Friday to Monday (19 - 22 April 2019). We will be back as per normal on Tuesday, 23 April 2019. Until then, have a lovely long weekend!
Bright Red Sparks 2019 Winners Revealed

The winners of our Bright Red Sparks 2019 competition were revealed last Thursday evening at our prestigious awards dinner at The Balmoral. Thank you to everyone who joined us, and we hope you all had amazing time!

It was no mean feat to apply, let alone be shortlisted for the Bright Red Sparks competition. A huge congratulations to all of the finalists, and we can't wait to support you all on your entrepreneurial journeys.
Management, Government and Ethical Finance Conference

On 10 April 2019 at  Edinburgh Napier University’s Craiglockhart campus part of the BRT team had the pleasure of taking part in the Ethical Finance Conference organised by members of the Business School.
Stock your products in the Edinburgh Napier University shop

We are opening a shop at Edinburgh Napier's Merchiston campus to show off all the excellent product businesses we have at Bright Red Triangle. We would love your business to be part of it. If you're interested, please get in touch with our Incubator Manager at Merchiston, Pete McLean, for more information.
BRT Community Updates
Bright Red Sparks awards night photos are now online

Do you ever wonder who is part of our awesome Bright Red Triangle community? Find out who some of our members are by checking out our latest photo album on Facebook. We are sure you'll recognise a few faces!
echo shoppe's website is live!

Winner of the Bright Red Sparks Business for Good category, Shannon Fontius, has just launched the website for her business, echo shoppe ltd. echo shoppe ltd is a purpose-driven business on a mission to protect our oceans by reducing single-use plastic pollution one product & refill at a time. Click below to take a look at their awesome product range. A huge congratulations to Shannon for this next milestone!
Competitions
8 days left to apply for Converge 2019!

Looking to get your business idea off to a flying start? Applications are now open for Converge 2019, the leading company creation competition for staff, students and recent graduates of Scottish Universities and Research Institutes.
The RSE Enterprise Fellowship Programme deadline day is today!

Applications are due in today for the RSE Enterprise Fellowship Programme. All the best to everyone applying! Remember to reach out if you require any further support with your application.
Resources
Finance for your business | Help for young people | The...

There are many organisations offering small business grants and loans for new businesses - so we're here to make things simple.

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www.princes-trust.org.uk
Kickstarter

Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. A home for film, music, art, theater, games, comics, design, photography, and more.

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www.kickstarter.com
These resources, plus more, are listed on our website resources page. Click here to take a browse of what other resources we've found useful.

If you know of any other resources we should know about but aren't listed, get in touch with us here .
In the news
To change the world, governments need to launch new...

In this 50th anniversary year of the 1969 Moon landing we have an opportunity to once again think big about ways to address some of the most urgent needs of our time: clean air in congested cities; a healthy and independent life in old age;...

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www.wired.co.uk
Bright Red Sparks award ceremony held in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Napier University's Bright Red Sparks awards recognise innovation and services by start-ups and fledgling companies. There are six winners chosen from a shortlist of 16, with two judging rounds one of which was by external judges.

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www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk
Just for fun
Fact

According to OnRec, procrastinating at work can cost up to 36 full working days annually.

Fun

In the spirit of debate, check out this website and see if you recognise some of these! As the saying goes, "don't raise your voice, improve your argument."

#BRTquote
BRT Senior Consultant, Jessica Armstrong, at our Edinburgh Napier Merchiston Incubator.