Hi there!

We sincerely hope you are out enjoying the sunshine and read this tomorrow! ☀️

We have quite a few exciting updates for you this fortnight. A few snippets are below, but keep reading to find out more.

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

You've worked hard, and you deserve a break! Join us on tomorrow for our first of many BRT socials. One and all are welcome. Meet members of our BRT community in a casual setting, put your feet up, and treat yourself to a drink or two. Let us know you're coming by booking below. We can't wait to see you there!
The top skill you need to be successful

Our Merchiston Incubator Manager, Pete McLean, has written an awesome blog post on the top skill you need to be successful. What do you think it is? Take a read to find out more.
Volunteer at Turing Fest

Turing Fest is looking for aspiring entrepreneurs and future leaders in the technology industry to be part of the volunteer team which delivers Scotland’s largest technology conference. Click the link below to find out everything you need to know on how to apply.
Future Business Forum comes to Edinburgh on 17 September 2019. Tickets available now!

Future Business Forum will see over 200 business leaders in strategy, growth, operations and HR come together to learn from and connect with the leading corporate innovators and agile startup founders that are revolutionising businesses across the world.
The Great Scottish Craft Beer Hunt

The organisers of the Craft Beer Research and Enterprise Workshop, in association with Edinburgh Napier University, have prepared a 90min-2 hour treasure hunt across craft beer bars in central Edinburgh, where you and your friends will have an opportunity to have fun tracking down items, photos, and pieces of information related to craft beer.
Tata Varsity Pitch 2019

Are you a current college or university student, or did you graduate after 2014? Are you running a business, OR do you have a business idea that could be the next BIG thing? If you fancy winning a whopping £15,000, a national title, and more opportunities to excel your business, then the Tata Varsity Pitch 2019, powered by NACUE is for you!
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.
BRT Community Updates
Shell LiveWIRE: Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalists

We are extremely excited to announce that #BRTcommunity member, Martina Zupan from Alterwaste, is one of the six talented individuals who have be shortlisted for Shell LiveWIRE's next Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. A huge congratulations to Martina, the only woman shortlisted too!
GearedApp's Eco-Hack

A couple of weeks ago #BRTcommunity members, GearedApp, hosted an Eco-Hackathon for their business, where teams competed against each other to develop solutions that make the most positive impact on the environment and their local community. Find out who won and the direction each team took in their latest blog.
Sydney and The Lil' Pops

Do you remember #BRTcommunity member, Sydney Chasin? She's back in the USA now, but it is wonderful to see how her idea has developed and that her dream of The Lil' Pops is moving forward. You can find out more about Sydney and her business via one of her recent Facebook posts, which we love.
Startup Grind

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs.

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Making Enterprise Happen - Resilient Scotland

Making Enterprise Happen investment packages offers between £61,000 and £500,000 to social enterprises, community organisations and charities. The investment allows them to develop and expand their enterprising activities. Making Enterprise...

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BRT community member, Olivier Chaligne, with our latest #BRTquote at our Merchiston incubator.