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Are you an innovator in healthcare, life sciences, or biotechnology? If your idea has a social impact and has the potential to make a profit, this competition is for you! 

Scotland is home to fantastic thinkers, dreamers, creators and inventors. People with a passion for what they do and for making a difference. It is with this belief that the people behind TEDxGlasgow launched the first TEDxGlasgow Award. Applications are open to people all over Scotland.

The quest to find the next generation of entrepreneurs from Scotland’s thriving academic entrepreneur community is underway once again. Converge Challenge alumni launched the 2017 programme at the University of St Andrews challenging every Scottish university to uncover the next big idea.

There is a lot of training out there that will benefit you and your social enterprise. We have compiled some great opportunities here.

Business coach Donald Munro shares his top tips to achieve goals in an infographic. 

The Saltire Fellowship brings together individuals from business, government and social enterprise that wish to develop their entrepreneurial leadership capability.

Here is a list of funding opportunities for social entrepreneurs in Scotland. 

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Programme helps entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity. It provides greater access to education and business support services.

Events are a great way to gain knowledge and meet other social entrepreneurs. Here is our selection for February. 

Here is a selection of what is happening for social entrepreneurs in March. 

In 2016, eight locals from Rothesay, embarked aboard the Vital Spark programme. They have been developing businesses that benefit their community. They are passionate about their island and are instilling change, drop by drop.

A selection of funding for your social enterprise. 

A selection of events around Scotland that will help in your social enterprise journey.

A community local produce hub in the Western Isles is in line for a hat-trick of awards. It is inspiring other communities to follow in their footsteps.

26 organisations have been shortlisted, celebrating the most inspiring and effective social enterprise leaders, and the strength, impact and resilience of the sector in the UK. Two of them are based in Scotland. 

The winners of the Social Innovation Competition 2016 were announced at the Scottish Parliament last week. 

The winners of Scotland’s annual awards for innovation and success in social enterprise were announced at The Scottish Parliament on Thursday 10th November. 

This Global Entrepreneurship Week (14 – 20 November 2016) BAFTA award-winning filmmaker and founder of Scrumptious Productions, Carol Cooke, will launch a ground-breaking documentary campaign, Barefoot in Business.

Sign up for a free nationally accredited online digital marketing course, Digital Promotion for Business, and receive your own tailored free smartphone app worth £3,000.

Homes for Good and MsMissMrs, respectively run by Susan Aktemel and Sylvia Douglas, are two of the nine businesses shortlisted for the Asda Community Social Enterprise of the Year award. 

Join BAFTA award-winning filmmaker and social entrepreneur, Carol Cooke, as she launches her latest documentary campaign, Barefoot in Business, and help empower female entrepreneurs across Uganda - while raising funds for your own organisation.

Social Enterprise Day is an opportunity for the 70,000 social enterprises across the UK to shout about the good work they're doing and the difference they're making. Using social media is an easy and quick way to do this.

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