Applications Now Open for Cohort 2 of the Famous Grouse Ideas Centre Accelerator Powered by Elevator

IMG 6728 crop2By Caryn Gibson, Perth Accelerator Manager

As the dust settles after what can only be described as a whirlwind 12 weeks, where the first creative cohort were transported through a transformational journey of business growth, we are excited to announce applications are now open for Round 2, which kicks off on Monday 17th September 2018.

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perth cohort 1Let’s go back in time just for a moment... On 20th February 2018 the 14 successful business owners of cohort No 1 set off on a pretty special journey. They started day 1 of a 12-week programme as strangers, wondering how and where the journey would transpire. Through the application process, we had already identified that every single one of them had something in common; ambition - and ambition coupled with their passion, skill and determination is what set them apart and united them as a group who formed a strong community of support and guidance. This ensured they all graduated from the programme with strong validated growth plans, a new growth mindset and pure determination to go out there and disrupt their market with their new found confidence in themselves and their products/services. 

For those of you who are wondering what this Accelerator Programme is all about, it’s something I can only describe as life-changing. This programme has been meticulously designed to put ambitious entrepreneurs with a burning desire to start or grow their business in the creative/design sector through an intense journey of growth designed to accelerate the rate at which you start or grow your business.  

perth cohort 1 workThe programme sits at the centre of the local business support community and it is jam-packed full of learning, development, support and encouragement. You are trained and guided by specialists, successful business owners and mentors and you even have the opportunity to pitch for investment to Angel Investors at the end of the 12 weeks. The community and encouragement that has formed around the programme has been incredible and every single one of the supporters are looking forward to meeting the successful founders of cohort 2.

Fiona Van Aswegen owner of Kranog Ltd said, "I have been upskilled, pushed out of my comfort zones and given unlimited access to mentors and specialists. I have validated my business from the outside in and have had incredible support every step of the way. It’s been a hands-on and action focussed 12 weeks – it’s definitely been a case of the more you put in the more you will get out."

At Elevator, entrepreneurship sits at the heart of everything we do. We believe entrepreneurs are truly special in every way and our mission is to inspire, support and develop them to achieve their full potential whilst also strengthening and bringing together the fantastic business support ecosystem that exists throughout the region.

If you are looking to start or scale an innovative, forward-thinking business in the creative and design sector then this programme is absolutely for you, and I would love to hear from you – apply now and be part of the creative revolution that’s sweeping through the city!

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Contact Caryn Gibson, Accelerator Manager at, or on 07824 504384.

Elevator also runs Accelerator Programmes in Dundee and Aberdeen for ambitious entrepreneurs and teams. To find out more, please click here.

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