North East Enterprise Trust launches new Accelerator programme at Aberdeen Energy Park


Gary McEwan, Chief Executive, Elevator, Professor of Entrepreneurship
Gary McEwan, Chief Executive, Elevator, Professor of Entrepreneurship

A Scottish business support and development organisation is calling on entrepreneurs from across the globe to become the first intake of people participating in its innovative business accelerator programme.

Elevator, formerly known as Enterprise North East Trust (Enterprise), has launched the Accelerator Programme at its new £1 million Centre of Entrepreneurship at Aberdeen’s Energy Park.

The 20 week programme, which is the first of its kind in the UK, has been created for high potential start-ups from a range of backgrounds, including energy, technology and engineering, to fast track the learning process.

Entrepreneurs who have ambition and great potential will be put through the intense entrepreneurial experience to propel their businesses onto a high growth curve. The goal is to create companies that will be investor ready. 

Mentors will work closely with the participants to support them throughout the process, and will spend time working on their business models, participating in workshops, and attendingbusiness lectures to broaden their skills and knowledge base.

Gary McEwan, Chief Executive of Elevator, Professor of Entrepreneurship, said: “We have a clear objective of assisting entrepreneurs in reaching their goals, and the Accelerator Programme has been created to appeal not only to our home grown entrepreneurs but to an international audience”.

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