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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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Lights, camera, action...

Cassandra Belanger and Kirsty Stevens tell us about their time on the Starter for 6 programme.


Creative Impact: Starter for 6 Exhibition

The Starter for 6 Creative Impact exhibition will showcase the products of three former Starter for 6 businesses. 


Celebrating Starter for 6...

For the Starter for 6 Annual Celebration Event, we invited the Network to help us congratulate the 2015 awardees.


RT @ConvergeC: #ConvergeC is OPEN for applications! 2016, let's do this! Visit our new website for details: https:/…


@Hutchings_Music - also, check out the resources section of our website, we have some handy guides on funding


@Hutchings_Music - Hello! Definitely - fill in our form & we'll get in touch to see if we can help further

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