Be a â€˜Young Legendâ€™ with the Visit Scotland Business Events team this year
VisitScotlandâ€™s Business Events team, responsible for attracting meetings & conferences into Scotland has recently launched a new award for young people to become one of VisitScotlandâ€™s three â€˜Young Legendsâ€™ part of Scotlandâ€™s Year of Young People.
As the first ever digital only â€˜Legendsâ€™campaign, the call has gone out for talented individuals to get involved.
A reason for fintech entrepreneurs to get involved
The â€˜Young Legendsâ€™ awards will recognise innovative work in key sectors for Scotland â€“ of which Fintech is key. The Business Events team are looking for young people (aged between 18 -26 years) who are building businesses of their own, growing existing businesses or conducting research & innovation in this sector.
They are looking to reward ideas and innovation which has the potential tobe â€˜legendaryâ€™ in the widest sense. In this connected world it will no doubt be work which has national and international reach whilst being rooted in Scotland which has a long history of being one of the financial capitals of the world.
The Young Legends award will celebrate Scotlandâ€™s reputation for invention and innovation by recognising leading-edge work. Of course, it wonâ€™t just be the financial world which provides this innovative swell of activity amongst this age group. Being a â€˜Young Legendâ€™ could mean you workfrom any of the which countryâ€™s key economic and academic research sectors such as Technology, Engineering, Energy and Marine Biology or the creative arts including design or food & drink. Entering the awards also means the shortlisted finalists will be able to network amongst this talented group.
What about the prize?
The three lucky â€œYoung Legendsâ€ will win a unique opportunity to see their work championed internationally within the Legends campaign throughout 2019. The â€˜Young Legendsâ€™ awardsceremony will be held in November 2018.
The awards are part of a larger digital campaign, â€˜Legendsâ€™ by VisitScotland Business Events which launched last November. The â€œLegendsâ€ digital campaign highlights a specific Scottish economic orsocial theme every two months, sharing original online content, blogs and video podcasts from every region of Scotland.
The sectors featured are: Technology; Education; Life Sciences; Engineering; Digital; Marine; Creative; Energy; Health; Space; Food & Drink and Surgery. The campaign will run for two years in total using the hashtag #ideasbecomelegend and the ultimate aim is to attract to Scotland even more business events (conferences, meetings and congresses) from each sector.
Neil Brownlee, Head of Business Visits & Events at VisitScotland, said:
â€œScotlandâ€™s reputation for innovation stretches back hundreds of years and continues to this day. We think itâ€™s time toshowcase the breadth and depth of the countryâ€™s young talent who are heirs to the many famous Scottish inventions and innovations that are known throughout the world. I encourage all young people working in Scotland to apply for the Awards â€“ we know there are some unsung heroes outthere who deserve to be recognised for their amazing work and pioneering spirit.â€