Innovators urged to battle for £30,000 business boost

BUDDING innovators are invited to submit ideas for the Bright Business Idea competition boasting a £30,000 prize to kick-start the concept.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 18th October 2011, 1:10 pm

Run by New Start Scotland, the contest is seeking to uncover the country’s “next top entrepreneur” with entrants vying for the main prize through a series of Dragons’ Den-style heats.

The competition is open to anyone with a great business idea and whose firm is less than two years old.

Organiser Ceri Rogers said: “With unemployment rates continuing to top 200,000 in Scotland, many people feel that launching their own business is the only opportunity open to them.

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“It is crucial they receive the right level of support – that’s why this year’s New Start Scotland is offering the complete business package to help one lucky entrepreneur turn their business idea into strong business proposition.”

The nerve-wracking contest will be held at the SECC in Glasgow on November 18 and 19.