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Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards

Our founder, Martina Zupan was honoured to be awarded with an Entrepreneurial Spirit Award at the Converge Challenge this month, alongside two other fantastic female entrepreneurs, Saskia Goeres and Ruth McLaren.

Martina said:

“Running a start-up means a lot of ups and downs – and to make it through the downs, having an entrepreneurial spirit is vital.
I’m delighted that through the Converge Challenge competition my determination and passion for making a positive environmental change didn’t go unnoticed.
And I’m very proud to be one of the Converge Challenge winners closely supported by Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, who clearly created a powerful community of game-changers that are needed to run a positive change.

 

Other ECCI winners, including the top winner can be seen here.

 

Dr Olga Kozlova, Director of Converge Challenge said: 

 “Congratulations to all this year’s winners and finalists. It is impressive how much they have progressed in just a few short months and we are looking forward to supporting them during the coming year and seeing their businesses thrive. This year has been particularly exciting for me due to our record female participation with 35% of entrants, 60% of our finalists and 70% of winners this year being women led or co-founded businesses. This has been a personal cause of mine to see many more women entrepreneurs coming forward.”

 

The recognition and support for women in business is rising and we are very excited about it!  

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