Scottish Government launches entrepreneur support programme

Scottish Government launches entrepreneur support programme

The Scottish Government has today launched a first of its kind programme to help entrepreneurs with the potential to scale-up to grow their businesses in partnership with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Business School.

The Scotland Can Do SCALE programme is being funded and delivered by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Funding Council and is being delivered by America’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Business School.  

It has two strands, an online course which explores putting customers at the heart of a business and a residential summer school for entrepreneurs.

The objective of the programme is to build a community of entrepreneurs leading scalable businesses across Scotland, with ongoing support provided to those with ambition and potential for growth.

Deputy first minister John Swinney said: “This government has always been focused on helping Scotland become a world leading innovative and entrepreneurial nation – a CAN DO place to do business and never more so than in 2016 – the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

“Scotland CAN DO Scale is here to take our nation’s entrepreneurial ambition to the next level. This programme offers businessmen and women in Scotland an world-class opportunity to refine their ideas and develop their skillsets by participating in a course designed by an international leader in entrepreneurship.”

For more information and to sign up, visit the www.cando.scotscale website.