Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship masterclasses

What is it? 

A series of Entrepreneurship Masterclasses are delivered in partnership with Scottish Enterprise and are only available to HIE and Scottish Enterprise account managed clients.

The masterclasses focus on key aspects of Entrepreneurship and are aimed at developing the skills of high impact entrepreneurs to inspire, connect and help accelerate the growth of their businesses.

Each masterclass is delivered by experts in each subject area with entrepreneurial experience and international credibility. The masterclasses are designed to provide a dynamic learning environment where participants will be challenged, inspired and will leave with practical approaches and tools to take back to their teams and businesses.

Each masterclass is a residential course with two days of interactive workshop sessions and an evening programme which includes a networking dinner and guest speaker. The speaker will be an entrepreneur or experienced practitioner in the field sharing their experience and learnings of the workshop topic. The masterclases run from approx 10:30am until 10pm on Day 1 and from approx 9am until 4pm on Day 2.

Each Masterclass will be held once a year in Scotland from March 2013 until March 2016.

The masterclasses available to account managed businesses and social enterprises include:

The schedule for the 2015-16 programme of masterclasses is available here.

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What are the business benefits?

  • Increased entrepreneurship skills
  • Connection to a network of peer businesses in Scotland
  • Improved confidence and increased international business ambition
  • Practical tools and approaches to embed within your business
  • Learning from real life examples, case studies and best practice
  • Inspiration and support to accelerate the growth of your business

Who is eligible?

The Masterclasses are delivered Scotland-wide and are open to businesses and social enterprises which are:

  • Account managed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Account managed by Scottish Enterprise
  • Account managed by the Scottish Enterprise High Growth Start Up Unit (HGSU) 

Who is it for?

The workshops will be demanding and stretching for participants. Attendees will be from a mix of existing companies dealing with growth challenges and new companies at a very early stage. It is expected that participants will be:

  • Entrepreneurs from companies with high growth potential
  • Directors and managers with influence over the strategic direction of the company
  • Emerging leaders with ambition to take a driving role in the company growth

How much does it cost?

Highlands and Islands Enterprise Account Managed clients - The fee for each masterclass is £250. This includes two full workshop days, a workshop dinner and overnight accommodation the evening between the two days (at the masterclass venue or nearby). This will be invoiced to participants on registration and must be paid in advance of the masterclass taking place. If you are travelling in from the islands or a remote or rural location to attend and require accommodation the night before the masterclass, please mention this in the notes section of the Masterclass Registration Form. 

Scottish Enterprise Account Managed clients (including HGSU) - The fee for each masterclass is £250. This includes two full workshop days, a workshop dinner and overnight accommodation the evening between the two days (at the masterclass venue or nearby). This will be invoiced to participants on registration and must be paid in advance of the masterclass taking place. A subsidy of 70% is available from Scottish Enterprise if your turnover is less than £50K p.a. For pre-revenue SE Accout Managed clients, a 100% subsidy is available. Please agree any subsidy with your SE account manager before registering for any of the Masterclasses to ensure confirmation of any eligible support.

Register now

Registering does not guarantee a place on the Masterclass. Places are limited to ensure maximum impact and participation from all attendees. Please ensure that your company meets the criteria detailed above and if you are applying for an SE subsidised place, that your SE Account Manager has been advised and has recommended attendance.

Contacts

Ruth Sime
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
T: 01397 708260 / E: ruth.sime@hient.co.uk

For companies in the Scottish Enterprise area, contact:

Craig Early
Project Manager, Scottish Enterprise
T: 0131 313 6121 / E: craig.early@scotent.co.uk

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