Scottish entrepreneurs are being given the opportunity to learn from business leaders as part of a new online programme, Scale Up Scotland Digital.
Complementing the existing in-person Scale Up Scotland programme, the new digital offering means more Scottish business leaders can benefit from the resources available, while still collaborating and accessing peer-support through the online forums.
Delivered by The Hunter Foundation, the programme backs findings made in a recent report published by Oxford Economics, which indicated radical change was needed to significantly boost Scotland’s economic growth, including fostering more scale-ups.
The programme will provide entrepreneurs with the chance to access learning modules on all elements of business, from value proposition, to culture, through to direct-to-consumer (DTC) strategy and business models.
Each module has been created by either a successful business leader who has mastered this area of business and can not only share their expertise, but also their learnings, or an academic with a wealth of knowledge on the subject.
Free of charge, Scale Up Scotland Digital also offers entrepreneurs the chance to learn from their peers.
Business leaders who have contributed their knowledge and experiences include: Andrew Veitch, chief executive of Machine Labs; Gavin Quirk, head of fulfilment at Netflix; Chris Wilson, partner at Opto Advisory; Gordon Cooper, founder of VisionWare; and Helen Potter, co-founder of Eureka!Europe.
Academics including Professor Ignacio Canales, chair in strategic management at the University of Aberdeen Business School, and business advisors such as Bob Keiller CBE, will also be lending their expertise to the Scale Up Scotland Digital programme.
In addition, through collaboration with the Scottish Universities Scale Up Consortium, participants will gain access to the consortium’s E Squared programme.