starter for six / by Joanne Potter

We at Notio Studio are very proud to announce that we have been accepted to be a part of the Starter for 6 programme here in Dundee. The programme is a great chance for us to build our business skills and become the best we can for our clients. 

Starter for 6 offers tailored support to help develop micro-businesses, optimising the economic potential of new starts in the creative sector, which currently has a £5billion annual turnover in Scotland. As well as providing the grounding in structured business start-up and planning specifically for innovation and growth through a five month training programme, the programme uniquely offers participants the opportunity to pitch for up to £10,000 cash investment to take their idea to market. Since 2010, 186 businesses have been supported by Starter for 6. 

 The Starter for 6 programme is organised by NESTA in co-operation with the Cultural Enterprise office and Creative Scotland.

The Starter for 6 programme is organised by NESTA in co-operation with the Cultural Enterprise office and Creative Scotland.

We have so far completed two of four workshop days which have been set up to help us strengthen our business plan and prepare for the pitch at the end of the process. It's been a great chance to meet a wide range of entrepreneurs from a variety of creative industries. We'll keep you updated as we progress through the programme!

The process has been very motivating and has really pushed us. Looking forward to the last couple of stages!

For more information on the programme, including further events and how to apply, see here.