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Unlocking Ambition Challenge

Leadership Capacity

The Unlocking Ambition Challenge (UA) is Scotland’s flagship entrepreneurial growth programme, initiated by the First Minister for Scotland in March 2018 and delivered by Scottish Enterprise. UA supports ambitious founders of growth businesses from across Scotland, chosen for their individual potential, the quality of their ideas and their commitment to sustainable growth through investment, innovation and exporting, with a particular focus on Net Zero transition. UA provides support to build leadership capacity through business support specialists and a series of masterclasses (including an accredited module from Babson College), advice and mentoring, and grant funding as well as entry to a peer community of growth business leaders, including internationally via the GlobalScot network. So far 39 scaling businesses have completed the first 2 cohorts of the programme, with the third cohort of 31 commencing their journey in August 2021.

                       

Unlocking Ambition Challenge website