Start-up spark for Scottish entrepreneurs – can SA do the same?

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Budding entrepreneurs are being given a free helping hand to develop their start-ups with the launch of Scotland‘s first business accelerator programme.

Entrepreneurial Spark will provide free workspace, IT access and mentoring and advice from leading businesses.

It is being launched by entrepreneur Jim Duffy, with support from top business figures such as Sir Tom Hunter and Willie Haughey.

The not-for-profit company aims to help start-ups through their early years.

Up to 20 entrepreneurs will be invited to take part in a 16-week accelerator programme, which will run every six months.

The Entrepreneurial Spark will be based in the Gorbals, Glasgow, where Mr Haughey has given over an entire floor of his City Refrigeration headquarters for the project.

Mr Duffy explained: “The whole ethos of the Entrepreneurial Spark is helping start-ups to get to their first and second birthday.

via BBC News – Start-up spark for Scottish entrepreneurs

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