Ten budding entrepreneurs in Scotland have made it through to the penultimate stage of a unique business competition and remain in with a chance of scooping a £25,000 first prize.
Converge Challenge, a competition run by Heriot-Watt University aimed at discovering talented entrepreneurs and providing them with the financial support and expertise to help them get their business ideas off the ground, received 40 applications from universities across Scotland.
A panel of six judges made up of leading entrepreneurs and business men and women, now have the hard task of assessing and analysing the individual business plans of the remaining applicants, to whittle the field down one last time, to six who will go through to the final which will be held later this month.
The final ten include academics from the Universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Strathclyde and Dundee as well as Heriot-Watt University.
Competition heats up
This is when the competition really heats up and I don't envy the judges having to decide which six will go through