Menu
…

Pathfinder Accelerator

The world is changing, so don’t sit still. Reboot your business and thrive in a more digital world.

If you're ready to evaluate your business model and pressure-test your ideas, start your journey with Pathfinder Accelerator!

What it is?

Pathfinder Accelerator is a six-month programme led by experienced coaches to help you accelerate your business through a mix of workshops, masterclasses, remote 1-2-1 support, along with peer and self-directed learning.

The fully-funded programme provides a unique opportunity to:

  • Evaluate your business model
  • Pressure-test your ideas
  • Build a network of key contacts
  • Save you time and money developing your plans

Pathfinder cohorts take place several times a year. We hold taster sessions before each cohort begins to allow interested businesses to meet our expert coaches and speak to them about the programme. 

This programme is a project delivered by the Northern Innovation Hub. This is part of the Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal - a joint initiative supported by £315m investment from the UK and Scottish Governments, the Highland Council, HIE and University of the Highlands and Islands. This programme also receives financial support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Innovation strategic intervention.

Who can apply?

Pathfinder Accelerator can help businesses, social enterprises, start-ups and entrepreneurs to fast-track the launch of a new product, service or business model.  In order to be eligible for the programme your business must be located in the Highlands and Islands. You should be looking to develop a product, service or business model that relates to digital, data or artificial intelligence.

Join our next taster session

Register here to join our online Pathfinder taster session on 24 September.

How to apply

Request a Pathfinder application form from pathfinder@hient.co.uk.

The application deadline is 05 October 2020 at 5pm.

 

 

Find out more

Contact a member of our team to find out more about the programme.

Request a registration form today

I am finding Pathfinder is intensive – in a good way - and it is forcing me to consider all aspects of my business.
Anna Renouf, Owner and Director of Orrin Equestrian, previous Pathfinder Accelerator participant

About Pathfinder and the Northern Innovation Hub

Pathfinder is a support programme delivered through the Northern Innovation Hub, designed to build on and accelerate business innovation.

It is funded through the Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal - a joint initiative supported by £315m investment from the UK and Scottish governments, The Highland Council, HIE and University of the Highlands and Islands. This programme also receives financial support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Innovation strategic intervention.