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More research is needed!

4 out of 5 jobs are created by small business owners. They are therefore the backbone and foundation of a thriving economy. Since our inception in 2015, we at Qred have helped tens of thousands of business owners grow their businesses through the right type of financing.

We believe that entrepreneurship and small business owners deserve more attention and research.

Therefore, we are now creating the Qred Scholarship . The scholarship will be awarded for a thesis that deals with and investigates entrepreneurship and/or small business owners.

Who can receive the scholarship?

The Qred Scholarship is awarded for a paper written to illuminate and highlight issues related to entrepreneurship and small business operations. The scholarship is intended to promote knowledge and innovation within the entrepreneurial industries in which Qred operates.

The scholarship is awarded to individuals who pose a research question that stands out from the crowd, intends to shed light on issues that have not yet been researched, and has chosen an interesting approach.

The scholarship has a value of: NOK 10,000

See full terms and conditions below.

Application & Criteria

To apply, you must write a bachelor's or master's thesis that relates to business start-up and/or entrepreneurship.

In our application, we want you to submit:

Problem statement with justification for why your issue is important to business owners and the business community as a whole.
Name, contact information, education and college/university.
Attach a valid confirmation showing that you are currently studying at a Norwegian university college/university.

See below for information on how we process your personal data and to read our privacy policy.

The application deadline is open until May 31, 2024. For questions, contact: scholarship@qred.com

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Former research fellows

Andrew Delgado & Guclu
With the thesis: Valuing Carbon footprint reduction in Private Investment/VC fund valuation of start-ups.


This year's grant from Qred goes to a paper that addresses an important issue in today's society: reducing the carbon footprint of start-up companies. Andrew Delgado and Dogu Guclu have explored how the carbon footprint of such businesses can be valued and integrated into investment appraisals. Their work provides practical tools for investors and venture capitalists to make more responsible decisions. We support their efforts for a more sustainable future and honor them with this year's grant." - Qred's jury

Former research fellows

Jesper Larsson & Camilla Hietanen
With the thesis: 'How can risk factors for burnout be managed within the entrepreneurial sector?


This year's grant from Qred is awarded to a paper that touches on a topic that we at Qred take seriously, namely burnout. It is common for entrepreneurs to take on a high workload, and the risk of burnout is particularly high among this group of people. The paper maps the most effective coping mechanisms for burnout and how these can be avoided without affecting the progress of new innovation. The paper presents qualitative interviews with both successful entrepreneurs and people with burnout syndrome. We see this as an educational assignment that is significant for the well-being of entrepreneurs in the industry. We are therefore proud to award this year's grant to Jesper Larsson and Camilla Hietanen." - Qred's jury

Johanna Lagerlund


"This year's grant from Qred is awarded to a paper that touches on a highly relevant topic within a very significant industry. With her sharp challenge of the construction industry's climate impact, she raises a research question that ignites our passion for the subject even more. Like Qred, the thesis author understands the importance of the environment and doesn't settle for the status quo. She questions, challenges and concretizes the ways in which reuse and recycling are unsustainable. These are exactly the kinds of questions that the scholarship was established to answer. With this enthusiasm and her important questions, we proudly award this year's scholarship to Johanna Lagerlund."
- Qred's jury

Full terms and conditions

  • The scholarship holders are selected by a jury where all participants work in Qred. The jury's decision is final and cannot be appealed.
  • The grant is NOK 10,000 and the entire amount is paid once, i.e. not in periodic installments.
  • To ensure the legitimacy of the applicants, an identity check will also be carried out on the scholarship holders. By applying, you consent to Qred conducting such checks.
  • Any tax on the winnings is paid by the winner.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: To have the opportunity to qualify and win Qred's scholarship, the applicant must apply for the scholarship within the specified application period from March 01 to May 31, 2024.
  • APPLICATION: In order to be eligible and win the scholarship, the applicant's application must be complete and contain correct information (see 'Application').
  • THE APPLICANT: Qred processes personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 ('GDPR') and other relevant data protection legislation. By sharing this information with Qred, I consent to Qred's processing of personal data. For more information about how your personal data is processed, read more in our Privacy Policy.
The application is open