Empowering Entrepreneurs:
from Ideas to Impact

The Ventures Lab is brought to you by Challenges Group, an international enterprise development organisation that delivers enterprising solutions to global challenges.

What is The Ventures Lab?

The Ventures Lab provides an inclusive, supportive path for aspiring or early-stage entrepreneurs to bring their purpose-led businesses to life.

Everything we do is designed to maximise enterprises’ potential to deliver extraordinary impact. We achieve this by improving organisational capabilities through learning and leadership development for people, strengthening enterprises and their ecosystems, facilitating access to finance, and supporting innovation.  
The ventures taking part in this lab will benefit from our business support and services, funding, a workspace, and access to our business network and be part of an innovative, patient, venture-building model that offers bespoke support dependent on individual needs.

If you think you would benefit from our support and want to find out more email Ross McKenzie, Director of Venture Support, and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

Who is it for?

The Ventures Lab does not have rigid or fixed criteria. We want to hear from and support all types of purpose-led individuals or businesses. Ideally, you have an idea, product or service that has the potential to make a difference in multiple locations, either here in Scotland or globally. In our current cohort, we are working with ventures that began from the following backgrounds:

University and college start-ups and spin-outs

Carve out programmes from international organisations

Charities restructuring into social enterprises  

Individuals who are ambitious to start or grow their venture

Learn about our ventures!

Check out our current cohort of ventures