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From your friends at BRT - Nick, Wendy, Pete, Cilla & Vlad 😊
Bright Red Triangle Accelerator: Applications close tomorrow!

We are delighted to be able to offer 8 places on our 8 week intensive business accelerator programme sponsored by Santander Universities. Each successful applicant will also receive a grant of £1000. This opportunity is open to Edinburgh Napier current students and alumni within 2 years of graduation. Applications close 5pm tomorrow, 31 May 2019.
Social Enterprise Awards Scotland

Applications and nominations are now open for Social Enterprise Awards Scotland. The awards are the biggest celebration of social enterprise in Scotland recognising innovation, impact and success in social enterprise.
FT Talent Challenge 2019

The Financial Times is looking for 50 talented individuals who are proactive, curious and able to think on their feet to take part in the FT Talent Challenge. Participants compete in teams to solve real business and strategic cases related to the digital and media world. They will work with FT mentors who support them throughout the event.
BRT Community Updates
Enterprising Educators: Geraint Florida-James & MTBCOS

As part of our interview series, we had the opportunity to meet with Bright Red Sparks Enterprising Educators winner, Geraint Florida-James representing the Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland. Click the link below to find out more about Geraint and MTBCOS.
Three projects from Edinburgh Napier make it to the Converge 2019 shortlist

Edinburgh Napier University has three shortlisted projects in the Converge Challenge and Creative Challenge categories. Congratulations to Celine Garnier-Kerr with IliBe Ltd, Martina Zupan from Alterwaste, and lecturer Alicja Stankiewicz. We look forward to seeing what happens next.
Resources
Design Thinking 101

It is a common misconception that design thinking is new. Design has been practiced for ages: monuments, bridges, automobiles, subway systems are all end-products of design processes. Throughout history, good designers have applied a...

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www.nngroup.com
Finance options for business - debt vs equity

Read our guide to debt vs equity funding options for your business. Find out the advantages of each and choose which is the best option for your business.

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www.scottish-enterprise.com
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In the news
Universities are more than just research hubs

Growing cooperation between universities and start-up companies has created a rising tide of innovation in the past two decades - a welcome sign that spin-outs are now more likely to survive and prosper.

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www.heraldscotland.com
Female entrepreneurs scoop half of Converge semi-final spots

A Scotland-wide academic enterprise programme has indicated the entrepreneurial gender gap may be closing as female business leaders made up nearly half of semi-finalists for this year's competition.

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www.scotsman.com
Just for fun
Fact

Did you know that according to an EU study, Britons put in more working hours a week compared to other EU nations?

Fun

Brush up on your geography knowledge with this fun (and slightly frustrating!) quiz.


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