Under starter’s orders

A Midlothian science and technology park is to host an all-day celebration of entrepreneurship in Scotland.

Edinburgh Technopole is the venue for an event showcasing the brightest young start-ups and most ambitious small businesses.

It will include presentations from Scottish Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Exchange, a series of talks by ‘trailblazer’ companies, including Carbon Masters and EasyPyro, and workshops run by experts in social media, selling skills and business planning.

Those attending on June 3 will have a chance to take part in a pitching competition, with a prize worth over £1000 for the winner.