Elpis win Principal Award

30th November 2017

Elpis win Principal Award

Current undergraduate students Alexandros Angelopoulos and Samuel Kellerhals received the Principal’s Medal for Service to the Community for their Social Enterprise Elpis.

Elpis build and install solar-powered charging stations in refugee camps, powering up to 120 phones per day and enabling access to a digital platform that contains educational materials and entertainment. So far Read More

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Business Success: it’s a scream

If the monsters of Stranger Things have sent a chill down your spine, or you have cowered from the ice dragon in Game of Thrones, you can partly thank Orfeas Boteas, who invented a revolutionary way of making sound effects while a student at the University of Edinburgh.

Boteas is founder of Krotos, whose products are used to create sound effects for Hollywood films, blockbuster computer games and cult TV shows.

Real-time sound effects

Krotos’s Dehumaniser allows unearthly sound effects to be created from the human voice in real time, where previously a laborious process of layering and synchronising multiple sounds would take hours.

Emmy-winning sound designer Craig Henighan describes using Dehumaniser to create the voice of “Dart” in the Netflix hit Stranger Things 2, Read More

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3 Day Startup November 2017

Edinburgh University’s student start-up service; LAUNCH.ed held its annual 3 Day Startup programme this weekend.

Debuted at the University of Texas in 2008 the LAUNCH.ed team hold a license to host their own 3DS. The mission is to activate entrepreneurial potential in students of all kinds through experiential education and a global entrepreneurship ecosystem.

The programme is run across 30 countries around the world, 134 companies have been launched by 3DS alumni and $131.3 million raised by alumni.

The Edinburgh Innovations student service was the first to Read More

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BQ’s Emerging Entrepreneur awards

Liita Lyaloo Cairney has made the shortlist for the BQ Emerging Entrepreneur awards which recognises the UK’s 35 up-and-coming entrepreneurial stars.

Liita founded her product Koree. A reusable hygiene device that provides both functional psychological protection to effectively and affordably manage menstrual cycles. This has since developed to include a site; First Period, dedicated to providing free education on the menstrual cycle in a safe, non-judgemental space.

According to UNICEF, 77% of girls Read More

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Edinburgh University alumni makes 30 under 30 list!

Edinburgh University alumni and founder of the Edinburgh Student Art Festival Briana Pegado has been named on the 30 under 30 list!

YWCA is a feminist organisation and part of a worldwide movement of women leading Read More

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Congratulations to the winner of the Fresher’s Fair and Postgraduate Welcome prize draw!

At the beginning of the academic year we attended both the Fresher’s Fair and the Postgraduate Welcome. It was a couple of very busy days for us but great to welcome new University of Edinburgh students.

Over the two days, we collected over 360 leads and spoke to countless students on the great opportunities offered at LAUNCH.ed. These leads were placed in a prize draw and had the chance of winning a Read More

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Scottish EDGE – Young EDGE sub-finalists announced!

Start-ups Co&Co, GetGuided and Tipple Box made it through to the sub-finals of round 11 of Scottish EDGE, Young EDGE Award.

Scottish EDGE is a competition aimed at identifying and supporting Scotland’s up and coming, innovative, high-growth potential entrepreneurial talent. The Young EDGE is Read More

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University of Edinburgh student in top 5 Social Enterprise Award at Converge Challenge

Lily Asch, founder of Real Talk has been shortlisted for the Social Enterprise category of the Converge Challenge.

Scotland’s leading company creation competition and entrepreneurial development programme for staff, students and recent graduates of Scottish universities and Research Institutes will reveal the winners of each category tonight at their black tie event.

The University of Edinburgh has the highest number of Read More

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Tickets for Good announce an exciting new partnership after a successful start

This not-for-profit start-up brings philanthropy to the forefront of the ticketing experience. By donating 10% of revenue made from booking fees, which are normally taken as profit, and giving it to charity and social projects it enables people to donate by buying their tickets for a wide-range of events.

Inspire Launch Grow finalist Tom Laidler is part of this social enterprise and announces a new Read More

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The opportunities of LAUNCH.ed

This journey began in March when LAUNCH.ed made a call for applications to 3 Day Startup (3DS). It was an exciting three days learning how to come up with ideas, pitch, and work in teams. Even more exciting was the discovery that LAUNCH.ed is available to guide students through the business process (starting out, business plans as well as funding) up to two years after graduation. LAUNCH.ed also recommends opportunities and events to students and this is how I learned about the Georgetown-Santander fellowship. I applied because Read More

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