7th November 2017
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
1st November 2017
28th September 2017
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
8th September 2017
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
6th June 2017
The Inspire Launch Grow event showcases the exceptional entrepreneurial talent from students and academic staff at the University of Edinburgh.
This prestigious event took place on Monday 5th June in the Informatics Forum at The University of Edinburgh and marked an important milestone at the University and a special thank you presentation was given to the Principal, Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea, who is due to step down from his role as Principal of the University, and who has been a great supporter of enterprise during his 15-year tenure. The Principal, Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea spoke at the event and said “I’m really proud that LAUNCH.ed happened on my watch”. To reflect his interest in robotics and as a thank you for his support the Principal was presented with his very own Marty the Robot from Robotical a previous ILG Innovation Cup winner. (Winners named below). Read More