Pathfinder Accelerator

Support provided by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

What does this involve?

The programme is led by experienced coaches and can help you accelerate your business through a mix of workshops, masterclasses, face-to-face and remote 1-2-1 support, along with peer and self-directed learning.

The programme provides a unique opportunity to:

  • evaluate your business model
  • pressure-test your idea
  • build a network of key contacts
  • save you time and money developing your plans

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are:

  • a business, social enterprise, or entrepreneur
  • based or operating in the Highland Council area
  • offering a product or service that relates to life sciences, health and care, technology, engineering or IT.

What does this cost?

Free of charge (offered through state aid training aid or De Minimis aid).

HIE will assess the State Aid information and issue a letter confirming the value and type of assistance.

Who is this for?

Both new and existing businesses and social enterprises who want to accelerate their growth, market entry and investment readiness.

How long does this take?

The programme of support lasts 6 months during which you have access to face-to-face and remote coaching.

There are also tailored workshops and masterclasses during the first 3 months of the programme, these take place in a supportive group environment.

Important information

Pathfinder cohorts take place several times a year across the Highland Council area.

You may also be eligible to access a hot desk in the NEXUS co-working space on Inverness Campus for 6 months free of charge.

Next steps

Visit the Highlands and Islands Enterprise website for further information, or submit an enquiry and an advisor will be in touch to discuss your needs.

Support provided by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

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