We are hosting Evelyn McDonald (Scottish EDGE)

CMS Edinburgh Offices - Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace Edinburgh, EH1 2EN Edinburgh
Tue, Nov 26, 2019, 6:00 PM (GMT)

About this event

Supporting up-and-coming entrepreneurial talent in Scotland is essential for driving forward new, innovative ideas and inspiring others to invest in the startup community. What better way to delve into the various ins and outs of pitching and investing than to join Evelyn McDonald CEO of Scottish EDGE.

A perfect opportunity to discuss any tips and strategies for making it through the rigorous  Scottish EDGE Rounds as well as hearing about the many successes from previous winners and entrants.

Evelyn McDonald (Scottish EDGE)

Evelyn McDonald is the CEO of Scottish EDGE. Previously run by Scottish Enterprise for four rounds, Evelyn oversaw the spin out of the competition in Autumn 2014 to the private sector led Scottish EDGE C.I.C funded by RBS, Scottish Government, the Hunter Foundation and private donors. 

To date Scottish EDGE has awarded over £14 million to 369 businesses in Scotland. The introduction of lending to the winners in Round 5 – Scottish EDGE prizes are 60:40 loan and grant – has created a revolving loan fund to support future applicants. In addition, the small team of seven have introduced mentoring, alumni events, training, a business support package to winners and the EDGE Pledge. 

 Prior to joining the EDGE in November 2014, Evelyn had a long career at the Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust, and latterly the Prince’s Trust. In 2002, she helped set up and run a successful growth fund which assisted over 300 Trust-supported businesses, including BrewDog, Trtl and Aircraft Medical, providing access to loans of up to £25k and follow-on support.

Evelyn is also a board member at the Scottish Design Exchange and an assessor of the Small Business Charter Award.

Who: Evelyn McDonald

When: Tuesday 26th November

Time: 6pm

Where: CMS, Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EN

Added Extras: Pizza, Beer, Wine, Non-Alcoholic Drinks & Brilliant like-minded People!



Tuesday, Nov 26
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (GMT)


CMS Edinburgh Offices
Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace EdinburghEH1 2EN

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