Claudia Cavalluzzo: “Opportunities”
Scotland’s largest higher education business creation program is looking for ideas that can be turned into sustainable businesses.
All 18 Scottish universities continue to support Converge financially, along with financial support from the Scottish Funding Council and Creative Scotland.
Converge is launching another award this year, the Future Tech Award. The award will support innovations in areas such as AI, machine learning, and cloud security.
Thanks to increased support from the Converge partners, the program also offers finalists in all four categories cash prizes that provide a much-needed boost to help them move their businesses forward.
At last year’s “virtual” Converge 2020 final in September, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon praised Converge alumni for creating around 220 companies and creating more than 500 jobs in a number of key sectors since their inception in 2011 .
Claudia Cavalluzzo, Director of Converge added, “Visionary entrepreneurs will see opportunities and, as always, Converge is the perfect stepping stone to come up with these remarkable ideas.
“Everyone saw 2021 as a year of new opportunities. When the lockdown began last March, no one believed that ten months later we would still fight the pandemic on all sides. However, setbacks open up new opportunities.
“Entrepreneurs are problem solvers in themselves. We will see a new wave of innovators creating companies that create value for both our economy and society, thus providing avenues for a better future. “
The final of Converge 2021 will take place on September 30th, either in person or online, depending on the current circumstances.
Converge 2021 is now open. For detailed information and information on how to participate, visit www.convergechallenge.com