Hi there!

We have a lot of exciting news, competitions, and events coming up just for you. There's a snapshot below, but keep reading to find out even more...


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

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 Friday, 31 May 2019.
Isabel Dosser, Dignity Boxes

As part of our interview series, we had the opportunity to meet with Bright Red Sparks Active Citizens winner, Isabel Dosser from Dignity Boxes. Click the link below and find out more about Isabel, her charity, and her two tips for anyone considering setting up a charity.
Applications are open for stage 1 and 2 of the Climate-KIC Accelerator

Have you got a business idea to help tackle climate change? The Climate-KIC Accelerator is a three-stage programme for low carbon entrepreneurs and start-ups in the UK. It gets you investment-ready by offering the knowledge, resources, tools, and coaching you need to grow into a great business. Apply now for Accelerator Stage 1 & 2. Applications close 1pm Thursday, 23 May.
Creative Consultant: Maximilian Brooks

Recently we had the pleasure of catching up with Maximilian Brooks, winner of the Creative Consultants category of our Bright Red Sparks competition. Click the link below to find out more about Max, why he won, and also his top tips for any individuals new to university life.
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.
The Big White Wall

All University staff and students, including ALL BRT members, can now access free online support with Big White Wall. Whether you're suffering from work-related stress, are struggling to sleep or simply need someone to talk to, Big White Wall can help you get support, take control, and feel better. To join, simply go to www.bigwhitewall.com and sign up under 'organisation' with your Edinburgh Napier email address.
Edinburgh Napier's Degree Show

And the show goes on... Meet the Edinburgh Napier Class of 2019 at the #EdNapierDegreeShow. The annual showcase of creative talent from the School of Arts & Creative Industries launches this evening and opens tomorrow, 17 May 2019, to the public. Be sure to check out the ENU creative shop featuring #BRTcommunity members' products!
BRT Community Updates
Martina Zupan from Alterwaste shortlisted for Scottish EDGE Round 14

Our awesome BRT member, Martina Zupan from Alterwaste, is one of 37 multisector finalists who will be pitching for a share in Scottish EDGE's prize pot of £1.3 million. Congratulations, Martina! We can't wait to attend the Scottish EDGE final. Interested in attending? Click the link below to find out more.
Round Ups from Sustainably to launch in the UK next month

We're extremely excited for BRT community members, Loral and Eishel Quinn, from Sustainably. Round ups from Sustainably will launch in the UK next month, connected to 17 major banks.
Resources
Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong

Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality ...

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www.ted.com
Big White Wall - Online Mental Health Members Community

At the heart of Big White Wall is its community of members, who support, help each other and share what's troubling them in a safe and anonymous environment.

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www.bigwhitewall.co.uk
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
Edinburgh's CodeBase pushes button on creative...

Technology incubator CodeBase has pushed the button on a creative industries accelerator in partnership with the University of Edinburgh, Napier University and Creative Edinburgh. More than 200 people are set to join the Creative Bridge programme ...

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www.scotsman.com
Macmillan and Edinburgh Napier University combine on a...

5C(kg/bm) + 1.5P(kg/bm) + H2O + (5-10hr)S - I - SD = Marathon success The formula, devised by Professor Anna Campbell MBE, exercise advisor to Macmillan Cancer Support, and her team of sport science specialists at Edinburgh Napier University,...

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www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk
Just for fun
Fact

Female-founded digital startups outperform male-founded ones and yet VCs are more likely to invest in male-founded start-ups.

Fun

History buff? Want to check out some live coding? You have to take a look at this. #DataVisualisation


#BRTquote
A quote chosen by Cilla Richards, our BRT Business Engagement & Communications Manager.