Media Release: Six Highlands and Islands businesses head for Boston, USA

SIX ambitious Highlands and Islands businesses have been nominated to attend a week long entrepreneurship programme at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Entrepreneurship Centre at the end of this month in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

The companies will attend the Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) funded by, and as part of, Highland and Islands Enterprise’s strategic partnership with the MIT which has been running now for over four years.

They will be joined by ten firms nominated from south Scotland by Scottish Enterprise, making the biggest ever Scottish delegation to this programme.

MIT is famous for developing and nurturing entrepreneurship around the world, and since this course began in 1999, over 500 delegates from over 30 countries have taken part.

The delegates travelling are Donella Beaton of Canan, Skye; Angus MacRuary of Isle of Skye Brewing Company; Andy Norrie of Quarch Technologies in Morayshire; Tom McCallum of Gulfstream Software Ltd, Hopeman; David Nicol of NB Communication in Shetland; and Iain MacGregor of Global Energy Group, Inverness.

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