The Business Bootcamp programmes represent a new model of how to provide effective help for start-ups and new businesses. This unique concept was developed through public and private sector collaborations between a range of partners, all of whom see it as part of their corporate social responsibility to support the development of successful new businesses.
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group is delighted to be the primary sponsor of Business Bootcamps, helping support early stage entrepreneurs to create exciting new businesses. This is just one of the many ways in which RBS helps entrepreneurs and small businesses, going beyond providing banking services, to increase its contribution to economic growth and to the creation of jobs and prosperity.
RBS is one of the UK’s leading banking institutions with 40 million customers globally. Its community programmes are designed to bring real and sustainable benefits to its communities to help enhance its contribution to society. More Info ››
The Mayor of London’s Office plays a key role in running London. They have a citywide vision of improvement, developing strategies and policies to realise the vision and provide funding and encouragement to help make it a reality. More Info ››
The Inspiring Open Innovation Teams (IOIT) programme is an EU funded Interreg IVB Programme led by Edinburgh council and involving 12 partners across 6 countriesin North West Europe. Capital Enterprise is a partner on the IOIT programme with the specific responsibilities to develop and pilot “Bootcamps” for start-up and early stage businesses in high tech business sectors. The purpose of the pilots is to design programmes for new businesses that enable and support collaborations between them and prominent universities, research institutes, business bodies and major corporations in the sector.
New businesses in these high tech sectors have the additional barrier to entry and growth that arises as a result of the need to fund and carry out extensive Research & Development to develop and bring to market the innovative product or service on which there business is based. We are looking to see if new businesses can overcome some of these cost and technical barriers by entering into open partnerships with Universities and existing industry players so that the new business can get access to their R&D facilities, in-house expertise, interns and students and use there associated brand and networks to gain a unique access to funders and customers.
The bootcamps are a gateway to establishing contacts, relationships and collaborations with the major players in the industry, as well as a great chance to hear directly from successful entrepreneurs in the sector on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur in these highly dynamic and innovative sectors. More Info ››
Capital Enterprise is the membership body for deliverers of enterprise support in London. It facilitates entrepreneurship via its 45 member organisations covering all 33 London boroughs and through the development of new and innovative pan-London programmes. Capital Enterprise aims to promote entrepreneurship and help entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses and create jobs. More Info ››