WoodBlocX wins USA entrepreneurship scholarship

The managing director of garden landscaping company, WoodBlocX, has been awarded an entrepreneurial scholarship as part of an initiative run by the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

WoodBlocX, which is based in the Highlands of Scotland, provides kits for building raised beds and planters.
Managing director Henry Blake, will head to Cambridge, Massachusetts in January 2016 to attend a 10 day course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Entrepreneurship Development Program.
The Entrepreneurship Development Program allows participants to explore the potential of a global entrepreneurial network. Venture-based innovations are the subject of lectures held at the university combined with visits to specialist startup companies, which will give practical experience to business owners.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise, which is the Scottish Government's economic and community development agency, has partnered with the private research university Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to give Scottish businesses like WoodBlocX the chance to participate in the programme.
He said: "I am absolutely delighted to have been selected for the programme, it is going to a fantastic experience and extremely beneficial to the WoodBlocX business, giving us the tools to build effectively on our success and share experiences with the other participants.
"We are very lucky here in the highlands to have such a great business support facility in HIE, it gives businesses and individuals the chance to explore potentials that they may not have considered."

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