Validate Startup Tool Access

Current students, staff and recent graduates of the University of Edinburgh can sign up to use our Validate Startup tool to:
  • Learn how to complete the Business Model Canvas
  • Complete your own Business Model Canvas
  • Share your portfolio
  • Receive advice from your business adviser


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