Wednesday 29 October 2008

Starter for 6 - Now open for application 2009



NESTA’s Starter for 6 programme provides enterprise training, support and grant awards of up to £10,000 to innovative business start-ups across Scotland. Now in its 3rd year, applications for the 2009 programme are open to individuals and teams with a strong business idea in the science, technology and/or creative industry sectors.


What we offer

§       Four days of training giving participants new tools and ways of looking at the business as it turns from an idea into reality

§       Opportunities to meet like minded individuals at sessions and networking events, hear from entrepreneurial speakers and sector experts

§       PR opportunities and support

§       Coaching support between each training session

§       Subsidy payment of £250 to assist with attending the training

§       On completion of the training, participants have the opportunity to pitch for up to £10,000 of grant funding to take the business forward


Who we are looking for

§      Outstanding individuals and teams who have innovative business ideas with commercial potential

§       Ideas that come from any of the faculties of science, technology or the arts/creative industries

§       Applicants must be either pre-trading or trading up to a maximum of 1 year

§       Open to anyone in Scotland with training taking place in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness

§       Read more about the 142 innovative businesses we have supported so far here


Apply online and find out more:


Application deadline: 26th January 2009


Please feel free to forward this email on to others who may be interested in the programme and do contact us if you would like marketing materials, a programme presentation or any further information on Starter for 6.


Many thanks



Starter for 6 Team



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