12. Royal Bank of Scotland

Europe’s 25 Corporate Startup Stars winner places entrepreneurship at the heart of banking

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) helps foster entrepreneurship externally and within its organisation.

It works extensively with start-ups, most visibly through a partnership with Entrepreneurial Spark to create the world’s largest network of free business accelerators. It is also committed to teaching its staff the entrepreneurial mindset, through its unique bank-wide Entrepreneurial Development Academy.

This focus on entrepreneurship has created a connected approach, allowing it to support entrepreneurs at all stages and particularly target women in business and foster the talent of young people. With start-ups operating both as customers, suppliers and innovative partners, the bank’s various strands of work are brought together through its commitment to supporting business growth.

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Image courtesy of SVC2UK CEO Summit 2015.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 644104.

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