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Enterprise/Business start-ups

Enterprise Agencies (national)

Scottish Enterprise

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Young Enterprise Scotland

Networking groups for Entrepreneurs

Now Business

We entrepreneurs
Approx 50 pounds per meeting.

Scotland's only Innovation Consultancy

The Entrepreneurial Exchange

Business Links

In Scotland

Angels Den

Scottish Development Finance

IRC Scotland
They can help find new products or technologies from across
the UK and Europe. They can also promote technologies and
innovations for commercialisation or further development

Targeting Innovation
Deliver business support services to a broad range of companies and organisations in software, innovation, biotechnology, e-business and intellectual asset management.
They have a key role in helping start-ups, established businesses and organisations in these sectors based throughout Scotland.

Scottish Financial Enterprise

ICASS is a government initiative, supported by European Funding, which provides specialist advice and counselling for Scotland's inventors and small innovative companies

Centre for Entrepreneurial finance (Scottish Enterprise)

Scottish Equity Partners

The Queen's awards for Enterprise

National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts

In the UK

Grantfinder is the most comprehensive database of UK and EU
funding, including grants, loans, subsidies and other incentives.

British Venture Capital Association (BVCA)

Working Model
Help with building prototypes. Highly recommended.

Baylis Brands
From the inventor of the clockwork radio

Techcrunch UK

Organised know how

LKT Business Solutions

Non UK sources

Venture Finance

American Inventor

Other links


E-commerce Scotland

Scottish IS - the trade body for IT in Scotland

Useful info on company startups

Patent Attorneys

Legal information

UK oriented

Federation of Small Businesses
British Bankers Association. Has a useful search engine to
compare business bank accounts
CSSA is the trade association for the IT services and software
sectors, representing the interests of companies in these sectors since 1975. CSSA currently has over 600 member companies representing approximately 80% of the industry by turnover with combined revenues of more than 14 billion pounds in 1998.

In addition CSSA's business growth service provides support and advice to a further 700 young, hi-tech companies.

Patent search

Information for exporters

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