300 start-ups. 5 years.
We’re the University of Edinburgh’s Design Innovation partner, accelerating Scotland’s tech-led recovery.
Nile is Edinburgh Innovations’ design innovation partner
We’re proud to partner with The University of Edinburgh to accelerate Scotland’s tech-led recovery through the Data-Driven Entrepreneurship Beacon Programme.
Launched in January 2021 with £1.3 million funding from the Scottish Funding Council, the programmes support entrepreneurs and future innovators to solve some of the world’s most pressing matters.
Nile has joined Edinburgh Innovations and some of Scotland’s top digital leaders to ensure the programme reaches its goal: to launch 300 high-quality start-ups over the next 5 years; establishing Scotland as a leading destination for purpose-led innovation and entrepreneurship.
Nile totally changed how I tell the story of Gigged.AI. The they’re a big reason we won The Scottish Edge award.Rich Wilson, Founder & CEO, Gigged.ai
If we want to reach a tipping point for entrepreneurship in Scotland, initiatives like this are an essential piece of the puzzle.
We have a long-held ambition to support entrepreneurs and the wider ecosystem in Scotland, so are very excited to be appointed as Strategic Design Partner for the Data-Driven Entrepreneurship Beacon Programme.
Nile’s Founder & Ceo
Scotland’s size is its strength. We are small enough to create a thriving and connected ecosystem with wide reaching benefits to be gained across academia, entrepreneurship and investment. Programmes like this are an essential part of the overall ecosystem we build.
Nile are here to help ensure each company, and each entrepreneur, has the best possible chance to continue to the next stage of growth.
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The one to one coaching really helped me and my team. I’d absolutely recommend working with Nile to any startup business, at any stage of their development.Anne Widdop, Founder & CEO, VR Hive
We’re backing big ideas we believe can change the world
Innovation is broken. We’re changing the game.
We support changemakers in start-ups, scale-ups, and corporate innovation teams through the Nile CoFoundry, using novel and flexible funding models to deliver early stage design interventions.