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Hope you are well! We've picked out the latest news and activities from the BRT world and beyond. Have a read below to find out more.



  • Start-up Visa - Are you an international student thinking about starting a business? We can endorse your Business Plan and help you with your Start-up Visa application. Check out this blog for more information.

  • BRT Red Sofa - On Tuesday, 26 November, Wendy Wu is hosting an entrepreneur to talk about their business journey. Details here

  • SIE Fresh Ideas - Are you a current student or recent graduate and have a business idea? Apply to SIE's competition for monthly cash prizes!

  • BRT Xmas Party - We are having a get together on the 6 December in room D74, Merchiston, from 4pm. Come along for a nibble and a drink! Register here.


Of course, if you have any questions or any feedback for us, click here to get in touch with our team today.

From your friends at BRT - Nick, Wendy, Pete, Vic, Cilla & Vlad

To mark Global Entrepreneurship week, our very own Nick Fannin, head of Bright Red Triangle, shares his 5 tips on starting a business. Edinburgh is an amazing place to launch a venture, with a supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem and a number of various competitions to choose from. Read Nick's blog below and be inspired!

On the 26 November, from 12pm - 13pm, Business Adviser Wendy Wu is hosting a talk with an Edinburgh Napier University alumni and entrepreneur Kathy - Founder of OHPromise. This is a great opportunity to meet with one of Bright Red Triangle’s entrepreneurs in an informal and intimate setting to learn about their journey from passion to product. 

The event will take place in the Chapel, Craiglockhart Campus.
Do you use Business Plans to inform your decision making?

If the answer is 'Yes', then we need your help. A current MBA student at the university is conducting research on how UK based entrepreneurs utilise business plans in order to support their decision making. The survey is anonymous and will take around 5 minutes to complete.

Are you looking for some additional support with existing projects? If so our Masters in Computing students have a range of technical skills to meet your business needs.
Professional placements aim to provide real benefits to employers, universities and students offering academic staff, students and organisations an ideal opportunity to work together, sharing insights and expertise.
Students work for one semester and can start on placement in January or September.

Contact Emily Napier below to discuss hosting a professional placement student. 
Opportunities

Need help to kick start your early-stage business idea?

The 2020 KickStart Challenge could be just the ticket!

Open to university staff, students, and graduates in Scotland. This is your chance to access expert training and advice. You could even win £10k!

Thinking of applying? Get in touch with our team here for some support.

Applications close 19 November (at noon).

Creative Bridge is a pre-accelerator programme designed for creatives from all backgrounds to learn best practice in building a digital product business. By learning startup theory and hearing creative entrepreneurs’ stories of how they made something amazing happen, or how they failed, participants will gain valuable insights into both what defines success for them and how to get there.

Fresh Ideas is Scotland's longest running national student enterprise competition for ideas at an early stage and is designed exclusively for students and graduates (up to two years) of all subjects! Submit your ideas every month and win amazing prizes.
BRT Community Updates

BRT Community member Isabel Dosser, founder of Dignity Boxes, needs your help. Isabel and the team have recently launched a crowdfunding campaign and are on the lookout for supporters. If you don't know already, Dignity Boxes is a charity that provides toiletries to people in need through an innovative dispensing system, that is discreet and non-invasive.

Developed by inventor, designer and BRT Community member Euan Lind over the past several years Stems launched in April 2017 with a 5 day exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland as part of Edinburgh International Science Festival. Check out their website here.
Resources
And all time favourite, the Value Proposition Canvas developed by Strategyzer is one of the best tools out there to get you thinking about your USP's.

Click here to give it a try.
Fan of design thinking? Check out Stanford's amazing d.school resource page. For those times where you really need to think outside the box, this online library has vast resources that will help you on your way to creating something special.

Check it out here
If you're keen to access even more resources, check out our website here .
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