STV and Entrepreneurial Scotland have joined forces to form Summit – an exciting new initiative celebrating Scottish entrepreneurship innovation and achievement. The aim is to showcase the creativity and ingenuity behind the Scottish business success stories of today and encourage the entrepreneurs of tomorrow to take that next step in achieving their ambitions.
The finalists for the 2018 Summit Entrepreneurship Awards have now been revealed.
Entrepreneur of the Year
The Entrepreneur of the Year award is given to the person who has led their business to strong growth in revenue and profits through innovation, teamwork and leadership skills. This award recognises the talented and committed individuals who are running Scotland’s most successful growth businesses.
Scale Up Entrepreneur of the Year
The Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year award is given to the individual who has demonstrated that he or she is building a scale-up organisation or enterprise of outstanding potential.
Intrapreneur of the Year
The Intrapreneur of the Year award is given to the individual who has demonstrated an enterprising approach and activities, which have had a positive effect within the organisation in which they are employed. This could be by way of a special project or how they’ve integrated an entrepreneurial approach into their role.
Social Entrepreneur of the Year
The Social Entrepreneur of the Year award is given to the individual who has not only demonstrated some true entrepreneurial capabilities by leading a strong profitable business, but who has also made a real positive social impact through innovation.
Rising Star of the Year
The Rising Star of the Year award is given to the individual who has demonstrated a truly entrepreneurial mindset and considerable potential to drive growth and/or change – as nominated by ecosystem partners.
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
In celebration of the Year of Young People 2018, the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award is given to the young person (aged 12 -18) who has demonstrated real entrepreneurial flair. Whether that’s making a real change in their local community or starting an enterprise from their bedroom, what really matters is that the young person shows a true entrepreneurial mindset.
Academic Entrepreneur of the Year
The Academic to Entrepreneur award recognises an individual who has demonstrated an enterprising approach to developing and delivering enterprise and entrepreneurial learning and skills, inspiring students and enabling them to realise their enterprise potential. The Academic to Entrepreneur of the Year is someone committed to continually developing their own skills and who champions enterprise education widely.