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Can you stand the HEAT of competition?

Do you have a brilliant business idea? Are you either planning to start your business or in the early stages of taking your idea to market? Then the HEAT competition could be for you. Enter this ‘Dragon’ Den’ style competition and be in with a chance of winning your share of cash and business support prizes worth over £10,000.

The Heat is a competition for the Forth Valley region, organised by Ceteris and Business Gateway Clackmannanshire with support from Business Gateway colleagues in Falkirk and Stirling. HEAT stands for Highlighting Entrepreneurship All Together.

A prize pot worth over £10,000

This year, our generous sponsors have donated prizes worth over £10,000 to share between the top 3 business ideas, with the prize for first place valued at over £6,000. Previous winners have included an innovative martial arts gym, a golf rewards app, a manufacturer of bespoke children’s furniture, a bridal wear company, a drone videographer and an inventor of magnetic post-it notes. The sheer diversity of businesses that apply highlights how vibrant our local economy is.

Who can enter

The competition is strictly for Forth Valley businesses with less than a year of trading at the time of The HEAT final, or entrepreneurs who have a new idea that they are hoping to develop into a successful business.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MONDAY 28 AUGUST 2023. APPLY NOW!

We’d like to say a huge thank you to this year’s HEAT sponsors:

CeterisSTEP (Scotland) LtdArm in Arm Accounting, University of Stirling Management SchoolForth Valley CollegeGro CommerceSV24-7 and Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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