Famous Grouse Ideas Centre Creative Accelerator powered by Elevator

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The Famous Grouse Ideas Centre (FGIC) Creative Accelerator powered by Elevator is returning to the heart of Perth in spring 2020. This is a fully funded intensive 12-week Programme which has been designed to encourage ambitious pre-start and existing design and creative businesses looking to grow and flourish in one of Scotland’s fastest growing sectors. Business support, collaboration and inspiration are at the heart of this accelerator.

Participants will be immersed in the best business advice and guidance, motivated by success stories, guided by mentors and will engage in specialist training whilst surrounded by fellow ambitious entrepreneurs who will share the experience and collaborate on this Journey.

Currently based in Perth's thriving city centre at the AK Bell Library, those engaged in the Accelerator Programme will have access to cutting-edge technology and a vibrant environment. A variety of entrepreneurial themes will be covered each week including but not limited to; establishing a business model, goal setting, identifying new markets and opportunities, vision, mission, and values, customer relationships, cash-flow and finance, intellectual property, pitching, scale and growth and exit strategy.

Is this programme for you?

We are looking for ambitious individuals or teams who want to start or grow their creative or design business. This programme will take you on a journey of creativity and innovation, and will provide you with the tools, techniques, support and advice to help you achieve business success.

The Programme will run two days per week; Monday and Wednesday, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, with the next cohort running in September 2019.

This Programme is led by Lynne Martin, Project Manager - Perth.

Lynne can be contacted at Lynne@elevatoruk.com.  

Apply for our Accelerator programme.

Elevator takes no equity in the businesses they assist, there is no fee to participate in Elevator's Accelerator Programme. Elevator is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs, business leaders, business owners.

Elevator also delivers free business support services via Business Gateway across Tayside and in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.