Elevator’s Accelerator – Perth

Elevator’s latest Accelerator Programme – The FGIC (Famous Grouse Idea Centre) Accelerator – powered by Elevator, launched its Pilot Programme in February 2018, Cohort 3  is presently live. This is a fully funded intensive 12-week Programme which has been designed to encourage existing 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 creatives who will share the experience and collaborate on this Journey.
Situated 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.

Who do we consider to be creative businesses?

Some of the sub-sectors we hope to work with are as follows:
Visual Arts, Design, Performing Arts, Crafts, Fashion & Textiles, Architecture, Photography, Film and Video, Radio and TV, Writing and Publishing, Heritage, Software/Electronic Publishing, Computer Gaming and Advertising. We will consider any ambitious creative businesses, so please register to find out more.

Are you an existing creative and innovation enterprise?

If you want to tap into this unique opportunity and access some of the best business support in Scotland please register your interest HERE

This Programme is led by Caryn Gibson – Accelerator Manager – Perth. Read more about Caryn here.
Caryn can be contacted via email at or via phone at 07824504384.

Accelerator Alumni –
Arizona Brodie from Arizona Botaniq said:
“Elevator’s Accelerator is great because you get to meet and work with other people in business, who are on a similar path to you.

It’s great to get feedback from those people and they’re very useful for practising pitches etc with. The best this is the camaraderie you develop as a team of individuals working towards your respective goals- whenever it is difficult, you remember you have a bunch of other really great people around you who are going through the same thing and I think sometimes that inspires you and gives you the power to push through.”
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.

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Applications for cohort#3 are now open and will close on 25th January 2019

Apply here


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