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Creative England launches Digital Accelerator to boost creative SMEs


Published: 01st September 2014.

Creative businesses across England have the chance to secure a £12,500 investment plus a package of business support to develop their most innovative digital ideas. Creative England’s Digital Accelerator, supported by Silicon South – Dorset’s creative and digital hub, provides an opportunity for up to ten businesses to pitch their ideas to a panel of leading experts, from varied digital businesses, and be in with a chance of securing seed investment.

The accelerator programme welcomes a range of digital business ideas to apply – everything from app developers to gaming, animation and special effects. Also eligible are creative digital companies that want to innovate traditional sectors such as healthcare, aerospace, finance, or climate change. Selected companies will also enrol on a full mentorship programme with industry veterans including Mike Hawkyard, Managing Director of Amuzo Games; Simon Coulter, CEO of Wildfire; David Ford, CEO of Bright Blue Day; and more. Successful applicants will receive a programme of regular support including workshop sessions, professional coaching and a two day residential of comprehensive business support to help take their product or service to market.

Jim Farmery, Creative England’s Director of Business Development, said: “We know that there is a wealth of creativity and business ideas bubbling under the surface in England, just waiting for the right investment to make those ideas a reality.

The deadline for applications is Friday 12 th September. For full guidelines and to apply, click here.

Source: Creative England



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