Scottish Enterprise Offers Support For High Growth Startups

The Scottish Enterprise High Growth Start Up Unit provides intensive business support to help create future Scotland-based, global companies.

Advice and services available from Scottish Enterprise include:

Strategy and Business Planning

  • Business models.
  • Routes to market and channel partners.
  • Customer and supplier introductions – from Scottish Enterprise and their wider network of international contacts.
  • Investor presentations.


  • Assistance with forming the optimum funding strategy.
  • Access to public sector grant support.
  • Investor engagement.

Management Team Building

  • Access to the Scottish Enterprise networks to identify potential executive and non-executive individuals to strengthen a management team.

Professional Advisory Community Introductions

  • Corporate Legal.
  • Corporate Finance.
  • Patent Attorneys.

Scottish Enterprise work with each company to develop challenging growth plans. They then help them realise these plans, through a range of support. For instance, they may provide specialist help for innovation or product development, or support to enter overseas markets.

To be eligible for High Growth Start Up support, a business should be commercialising potentially disruptive intellectual assets that display the potential to achieve:

  • revenues of £5 million within five years, or
  • a value of £5 million or more within three years.

Support may be accessed at any time.

Charity Number: 1118616 | Company Number: 4323551