Scottish Enterprise Entrepreneurial Academy

Support provided by Scottish Enterprise

What does this involve?

The Entrepreneurial Academy provides transformational education that's designed to support the growth of Scotland's ambitious entrepreneurs. The programme offers a series of workshops delivered by experts in their field who have real experience of supporting entrepreneurs alongside running their own successful businesses.

If you're an ambitious entrepreneur, this programme will help transform how you approach growing your company. Learn about topics that will be indispensable to your scaling strategy and get the knowledge and tools to grow your business. You'll also get the opportunity to meet your peers and build networks.

The programme offers a series of workshops on the following topics. You can book the whole series or just the workshops you're interested in.

  • business model and value proposition development (2-day workshop, delivered by TRKR Ltd)
  • responsibilities of the director (1-day workshop, delivered by Future Sales Factory Ltd)
  • executing a digital strategy (1-day workshop, delivered by NS Design)
  • brand development (1-day workshop, delivered by Spreng Thomson and Graven)
  • entrepreneurial sales (2-day workshop, delivered by Future Sales Factory Ltd)
  • entrepreneurial finance (1-day workshop)
  • pitching for investment (1-day workshop, delivered by Maryanne Johnston)
  • strategies for improving (1-day workshop, delivered by SkyRocket Wellness)

Am I eligible?

The Entrepreneurial Academy is for:

  • business startups who are pre-revenue and yet to make their first sale
  • new entrepreneurial companies less than 3 years old
  • scaling entrepreneurs looking to drive their company to the next stage
  • entrepreneurs who want to arm themselves with the knowledge and tools to grow their business

Your business must be based in Scotland.

What does this cost?

This is a free service. However, it will affect your De Minimis allowance.

Who is this for?

Entrepreneurs in Scotland looking to start or grow a business.

How long does this take?

The workshops will run from October 2021 to March 2022. Each topic will be offered twice over the 6 months.

All workshops will be held online and will be split into half-day sessions.

Important information

Follow up support: if you attend 2 or more workshops, an optional 2-hour follow-up with a relevant supplier is also available (for a maximum of 50 companies).

You can only attend each topic once, with a maximum of 2 individuals per company attending each workshop. You may choose to attend one or more workshops.

Next steps

Please visit the Scottish Enterprise website for further details on each workshop topic and to register.

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