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New Scottish Entrepreneurial Digital Support Programme Offers Innovative Collaborative Approach to Help Creative Game Changers Thrive in the New World

Glasgow, Scotland, 17, June 2021/ In a post-pandemic world full of new challenges, the time has come to develop an entirely fresh approach to supporting creative businesses, allowing them truly sustain and grow. Creative Game Changers (CGC), a pilot programme developed in partnership with The Future Economy Company and Skills Development Scotland, is a leading-edge entrepreneurial digital support programme designed to arm participants with advanced skills in creative, critical and digital thinking with the aim of fast-tracking their stability and growth, allowing them to realise their full potential in this new world.

Kicking off their three-pronged application process later this month, the Creative Game Changers programme is looking to recruit a small cohort of exceptional, Scotland-based participants who are forging their own path, shaping their own approach and finding new ways to do things in response to the changing landscape.

Those accepted onto this user-driven, virtual course will focus on the recovery, impact, digital reach and growth of their creative businesses. The programme, which will be shaped specifically around the needs of the programme’s participants, will include one two-hour interactive masterclass per week hosted by some of the UK’s most experienced entrepreneurs and top educators, followed by weekly facilitated group discussions.

Initially, participants will take an active role in a collaborative enquiry day alongside programme leads Medeia Cohan and Rachael Brown to determine the course content, thus ensuring the programme’s optimal relevance and impact for the participants.

“For this programme, we were determined not to assume that we knew what these Game Changers needed. They’re taking an entirely new approach to their businesses so we wanted to create a space where they could tell us how we could best nourish them”
CGC Programme Lead, Medeia Cohan.

In addition to the course content, participants will also have access to a host of ‘Shepherds’ specialising in a range of subjects who are available for 1:2:1 consultations to support participants across their journey on the course.

“Creative Game Changers is a chance for entrepreneurs who’ve not yet found their most appropriate business support mechanism to curate their own development experience. They’re being offered space to be heard and quality care to assist them with their development,”
Rachael Brown, CEO of The Future Economy Company.

Applications open on June X and are accepted through rolling admissions, meaning that strong applicants will be accepted as soon as they are selected, thus the programme could fill up before the mid-July deadline. In short, don’t wait to apply.

The application process includes three rounds of consideration including an online application, a virtual interview and lastly a selection panel of Game Changers will select the programme participants.

The selection panel includes digital expert, Andrew Davis, Equator Chief Creative Officer, Jamie Jefferson, Investor Chris van der Kuyl, Skills Development Scotland Officer, David Martin and Hey Girls Founder, Celia Hodson.


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