Elevator is Scotland’s leading private sector organisation dedicated to supporting the entrepreneurs, inventors, disruptors, game changers and business leaders of today and tomorrow.
We have a desire to make a difference.
As a social enterprise, we work to support entrepreneurship and employability across Scotland. Our mission is to recycle wealth back into the communities we support.
Our profits are reinvested into developing and delivering programmes, events and initiatives around the themes of enterprise, employability and entrepreneurship. Our aim is for anyone who is starting or growing a business to have access to all the support they need to make it a success.
Our thriving Centres for Entrepreneurship offer a safe space to help ambitious entrepreneurs accelerate their businesses through a range of highly effective accelerator programmes. From the Elevator Programme and Academic Accelerators to our sector specific programmes for creatives, company creative programmes for the energy and sustainable mobility industries to our rural offering – there is something for everyone.
We deliver vibrant and inspiring business support to nearly 40% of Scotland’s start-ups - covering both rural and urban space. The largest provider of Business Gateway services in Scotland, we deliver support across Aberdeen, Dundee, Angus, Perth and Lanarkshire.
In addition, we have a network of Business Centres, providing flexible, professional office space at 21 different locations across the North of Scotland. These offer valuable community workspaces containing a mixture of small businesses, training and meeting facilities.
Our vision for Scotland is clear - a national, connected approach that will stimulate and support the development of an innovative, pioneering, progressive and entrepreneurial society.
Engaging and collaborating with partners, founders and alumni, we are collectively making Scotland an inclusive, sustainable and inspiring place in which to do business.