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Starter for 6

Starter for 6 was a business development programme, devised specifically for the creative industries sector, supported by the Scottish Government and run by Cultural Enterprise Office. Between 2010 and 2015 it supported 232 start-ups and directly invested £850,000 in creative businesses helping them to get their ideas and products to market.

Businesses supported through Starter for 6 have included a hip hop dance video-sharing platform, a Scottish ski manufacturer, an independent publishing house, a forward-thinking fashion brand, and a Dundee-based games studio.

The Starter for 6 programme is resting in 2016 so there will be no application process.

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Cultural and creative businesses benefit from specialist support

We are working with Arts & Business Scotland, Creative Carbon Scotland, Culture Republic and the Federation of Scottish Theatre to help you be more connected, effective and collaborative in delivering your work.


What would you like to see on our website?

What online resources and content would help you and your creative business?


We're evaluating Starter for 6...

To assess its impact, Social Value Lab have conducted an external evaluation of Starter for 6.


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