Converge Challenge 2016 deadline looms!

By Press Office

With less than a month to go until the Converge Challenge 2016 deadline (April 18th at 5pm GMT), now is the ideal time to begin your application!

If you need any help with this we have TWO pre-completed applications in the ADVICE section of our website and you can get 1-2-1 confidential advice from Enterprise Outreach Manager, Veronica Ferguson from the Converge Team by emailing

So do you have a new business idea? Then the Converge Challenge Scotland's premier company creation competition and entrepreneurial development programme with a prize fund of over £150,000 can help turn your idea into a reality! The Converge Challenge brings together the most ambitious and creative thinkers from academia, research and business. The programme is open to students, staff, recent graduates, postgraduates, academics etc at Queen Margaret University. Whether you have a BIG idea, early-stage idea or social enterprise proposition, the right amount of business support and funding to get it moving in the right direction is provided. Converge works with any industry sector, product or service-based idea at any stage of the development.

With a £150,000 worth of prizes including a new £10,000 prize in celebration of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design maybe now is the time to enter the Converge Challenge. Who win in 2016? Queen Margaret University? Who hope so! The search continues….

Queen Margaret University Alumni

-        2015: 2 QMU alumni made it onto the shortlist award categories.

-        2015 Social Enterprise finalist: Felix Schaeffler, Fitvoice - an affordable, smartphone-assisted voice care service.

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