Hi there!

We have some great events, opportunities, and competitions coming up to help you turn your ideas into a reality - we hope you're all as excited as we are! 🙌

Want to know more? Keep reading... And of course, if you have any questions at all about anything, just ask.

From your friends at BRT - Nick, Wendy, Pete, Cilla & Vlad 😊
Entries close for Bright Red Sparks 5pm Friday, 1 March 2019!

There are six categories to enter with something for everyone, and you can enter more than one category to increase your chances.

All you need to do is fill out a simple application form, complete a Business Model Canvas/You, and film a one minute video pitch. Our team is on hand to help, so get in touch if you would like some application feedback before you submit!
Fancy a trip to Germany? Want to increase your skills, learn more about entrepreneurship, while making life long friends?

The International Entrepreneurship Exchange, otherwise known as The Enterprise Challenge, is Edinburgh Napier's two-week entrepreneurial exchange programme with THM (The University of Applied Sciences) in Giessen, Germany.

The exchange is open to ALL Edinburgh Napier students based in Edinburgh - you don't have to be a business student! If you're an undergraduate, you can also apply for academic credit.
How can we build and sustain an economy that works for everyone?

Join us from 2pm - 4:30pm on Wednesday, 13 March 2019, at Edinburgh Napier's Craiglockhart campus to learn about how organisations are evolving and embracing the real challenges and complexity we face in the world today.

We will hear from sustainability experts, purpose-led entrepreneurs and cutting edge practitioners who work within the global movement to use business as a force for good.
Get paid for what you know! - Freelance workshop vol. 2

You have the skills, so why not get paid for them! We are delighted to be running a workshop to cover everything you need to know about how to take the plunge as a freelancer. In this workshop we'll cover everything from setting up as a freelancer to marketing your services and getting paid.
BRT Community Updates
Introducing Jharna Adwani & Bombay Chai Co.

Fellow BRT community member, Jharna Adwani, is the founder of Bombay Chai Co. - a company specialising in the finest Indian hand-made blends of tea. Our Incubator Manager, Wendy, had the pleasure of interviewing Jharna about her entrepreneurial journey.
SURVEY: The impact of Entrepreneurship Education on Entrepreneurial Intentions

A final year Edinburgh Napier University student, Elena, is completing her dissertation on 'The impact of Entrepreneurship Education on Entrepreneurial Intentions'. As part of her research, Elena is asking undergraduate final year students to complete a survey with some questions about entrepreneurship. The results will be used to investigate the impact of entrepreneurial education on students' entrepreneurial intentions. If you are an undergraduate student in your final year, could you please complete the survey (link below). If not, could you please spread the word to anyone you know who is.
GearedApp named as top developer in the UK

A huge congratulations to our BRT members at GearedApp for being named as a top Developer in the UK and one of the leading mobile app developers in their field by Clutch.
Alterwaste awarded second place in Murgitroyd's Innovator Launchpad Competition!

A huge congratulations to BRT member, Martina Zupan, and her business Alterwaste for being awarded second place in Murgitroyd's Innovator Launchpad competition.
The Scottish Night on Thursday at Old St Paul's Church Hall

The Haggis Box, one of our BRT businesses, is hosting The Scottish Night. The theme of the evening is Scottish Music and Culture, so The Haggis Box have assembled a compete, piper, highland dancers, singer & traditional trio. Everyone will perform and then there will be some called ceilidh dancing (which people can either participate in, or watch!). At the end of the evening haggis, neeps and tatties will be served (optional with the ticket).
Help one of our Junior Consultants with some research!

One of our BRT Junior Consultants is doing some research surrounding cross-cultural communications. If you could take a few minutes to read his guest post and complete his short survey, that would be greatly appreciated.
The RSE Enterprise Fellowship Programme is open!

Do you have a great business idea with science or tech at its core?
Are you a graduate, PhD, staff member or academic innovator?
Do you need help accelerating your project?

Apply to become an RSE Enterprise Fellow and you could benefit from a salary, plus 12 months of company creation training. Each fellowship is worth up to £90,000 - including funding, cutting-edge business training, mentoring, and access to vital networks.
The Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs

DBACE 2019 will support visionary creative entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-30 who are driven by a mission to create and sustain social value through their enterprise.

Applications close Sunday, 31 March 2019. By entering, you'll be in the chance to win up to £20,000 investment to start/grow your business, 12 months business support with MeWe360 and Deutsche Banks' high calibre industry and business mentors, plus more!
Strategyzer | Business Model Canvas

Enterprises and smaller companies use our platform and services to more clearly understand customers, create better products, and grow businesses.

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The DE Toolbox

The Disciplined Entrepreneurship Toolbox contains a set of tools & dashboards that help you build a successful startup. Based on the book and methodology created by Bill Aulet at MIT.

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HMRC YouTube Channel

HMRC’s YouTube channel has lots of helpful videos on being self employed/running your own business.

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These resources, plus more, are listed on our website resources page. Click here to take a browse of what other online 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 .
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Interview: Charlie Hosier, 2018 Cyber Security Challenge ...

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Just for fun

Dr. Seuss (aka Theodor Seuss Geisel, or Ted to friends) kept a closet full of wacky hats. Whenever he had writer's block, he'd put on a suitable hat to help the words flow.


Put yourself to the test and see how quickly you can make the words flow in Word Wide Word. The aim of the game is to join adjacent letter tiles to create as many words as you can. Clear as many lines as you can before the time runs out.