Helping entrepreneurs find the right path.
What it is?
Pathfinder is a fully funded opportunity for entrepreneurs to accelerate their new product or business in only six months. Participants will be taught practical tools and techniques to interrogate their idea, plan for opportunities and optimise for marketplace success. To help you execute your idea, Pathfinder delegates are coached directly by experts across a range of disciplines including new product development, innovation, business strategy, finance, investment and more. The programme includes a “Dragon’s Den” style pitching session in front of real investors in a safe environment to help to you prepare for just about anything in the commercial world.
What to expect
- Training and mentoring: Group sessions, masterclasses and 1-2-1 coaching by business experts and investors across a range of disciplines
- Networking opportunities: Connect with funders, investors and other key contacts. Form a lifelong bond with other entrepreneurs who are on the same journey.
- Accessible: Pathfinder is delivered online for a post-COVID world. This means no travel, 24/7 access to learning content, more touchpoints with expert coaches and the ability for you to fit it into your busy schedule, no matter where you're based.
- Practical: You can use what you learn from day one. Every programme touchpoint is designed to drive action, helping you move quickly towards your commercial goal.
Who can apply?
Pathfinder Accelerator supports businesses, social enterprises, entrepreneurs and start-ups in the Highland region looking to develop a product, service or business model that relates to technology, life sciences, IT, healthcare, engineering, or aquaculture. This includes businesses using technology to help recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you’re not sure if your business is eligible, sign up to our taster session to find out more or get in touch with us to discuss further.