If you are have started, or are considering starting your own business in the games industry, there’s a programme which can help you.
Creative Bridge is a ‘pre-accelerator’ programme designed for people across the creative industries (of which games are a very significant part), to learn best practice in building a digital product business.
By learning startup theory and hearing creative entrepreneurs’ stories of how they made something amazing happen (or how they failed), participants will gain valuable insights into both what defines success for them and how to get there.
Creative Bridge offers insight for every person building a business, whether you’re still at the concept stage, or if you’ve already started building your company. The programme covers what makes a great idea, how a person defines success, how to build products that a customer actually wants.
The Creative Bridge programme runs for 10 x weeks, for 3 x hours per week and takes place at CodeBase in Edinburgh.
The programme is not free. It costs £5,000 to join, HOWEVER, places on the course are fully funded by Creative Informatics. So if you’re successful, you will pay nothing to take part.
Entry requirements couldn’t be simpler. To qualify you must
To take part in Creative Bridge, you must:
- come from a background within creative industries
- want to understand best practice in the digital startup world
Creative Bridge will combine theory sessions with Storytelling sessions from those who have done something amazing in the creative industries. You’ll get to hear the warts and all journeys that real entrepreneurs have been on, and talk to them open about success and mistakes.
The next cohort of Creative Bridge starts on July 14 2020 and applications are open NOW.
Sessions will be held on Tuesday afternoons, from 14 July to 15 September 2020, and will run remotely via Zoom. Applications close on Wednesday 10 June at midnight, so there’s still time to apply.
For more information, for a full list of speakers, topics and sessions, visit the Creative Bridge site.
This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone thinking about starting their own business – whether it’s a development studio, a games ‘tech’ company, or something new and different.
The people involved are all experienced and expert in their own fields – and it can make a huge difference to the sustainability and success of a new business.