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Elevator® is a social enterprise with the mission to support the leaders of today and tomorrow and encourage entrepreneurship, business start-up and growth.

The Start-Up Journey

elevator business adviceIf you are thinking of starting up your own business, Elevator will likely be your first point of contact with its delivery of Business Gateway (fully funded) advice and events for Start-Up Business Owners, or those doing their market research to see if their business idea is viable.
Elevator offers additional advice, support and events for Start-Up Businesses over and above the delivery of Business Gateway Services, and Accelerator Programmes for extremely ambitious Business Owners.

Business Scale and Growth

20160907 Cohort3 Showcase 126If you are looking to scale up and grow your business, we also have a wealth of support available for you, just contact us, and our friendly Team will be more than happy to help. This covers everything from identifying funding opportunities to helping you grow your Team. Elevator hosts a number of free events for growing business owners.

Business Acceleration

Elevator Accelerator Programme PitchingIf see yourself as an ambitious entrepreneur or part of a Team of Co-Founders for a business that could be something really special, something global or worth large amounts of investment with the right support and mentoring - then Elevator's Accelerator Programmes are where you need to be. We host these in Aberdeen and Dundee in cutting-edge Centres of Entrepreneurship for Businesses in all sectors. If you are an ambitious business owner or Team in the Creative Sector, our Famous Grouse Ideas Centre Accelerator - powered by Elevator in Perth, could really help you accelerator your business plans. The success of these Accelerators relies heavily on the input of professional partners in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, including Mentors who add huge value to the people we assist. If you would like to join our network of Mentors we would love to hear from you.

Office Space and a Home for your Business

balmoral hub internal 12If you are looking for a home for your business, whether you need one desk in an engaging Co-workingspace (an upgrade from your home office), a professional meeting room, or a full office with reception, telephone answering, mail services and parking, then we can accommodate a team of up to 70 in some of our Elevator Business Centres which are in 21 locations across Scotland.

Celebrating Business Success

20170629 Elevator Awards 271If things have gone particularly well in your business, whatever stage it is at, or you as an individual have some successes to celebrate, Elevator's Annual Business Awards; The Elevator Awards could be the opportunity for you to achieve major recognition and brand awareness.

Education and Academia - Supporting the Leaders of Tomorrow

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If you are an Educator or working in Academia and wish to inspire and motivate your students, Team Elevator works with a wealth of Schools, Colleges and Universities across Scotland to deliver leadership and communication workshops. We also host a huge 'Making it Happen' themed inspirational and motivational Conference for Business Owners, the Business Community and Senior Phase School Pupils, College and University Students. Contact us if you would like to find out more.

Elevator Making It Happen Conference

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