Harper Macleod and Entrepreneurial Spark have been in partnership with one another for over four years now, and what a journey it has been. Harper Macleod Partner Paula Skinner reflects on the story so far, and what is to come as we officially announce a further three-year partnership together in Scotland.
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As Scotland’s leading legal advisers on equity crowdfunding, we are delighted to have been a sponsor of The Scottish Crowdfunding Report 2016 and to announce its release. The report highlights the remarkable growth of crowdfunding in Scotland, and in particular the emergence of crowdlending as a prominent source of funding for SME businesses.
Today marked a significant day in the start up calendar with the opening of the Entrepreneurial Spark Edinburgh Hatchery and the Scottish EDGE office space, both at a new hub within the RBS headquarters in Edinburgh. We have an ongoing relationship with both of these organisations and were delighted to be among the 600 attendees within the old ‘executive wing’ of the RBS Gogarburn main building for what was an inspirational event.
Well, its many HM'ers favourite day of the year and it's over again for 2015 – the Scottish EDGE Final.
Just over four years ago Paula Skinner, a Partner in the Corporate department at Harper Macleod, met Jim Duffy … and she didn’t know what was about to happen. Here Paula, head of the firm’s Startup & Investment team, reflects on the journey as Entrepreneurial Spark - now the world’s largest free business accelerator for early stage and growing ventures - celebrates its 4th birthday.