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ARE YOU AN ASPIRING ENTREPRENEUR IN NORTHAMPTONSHIRE WITH AN INNOVATIVE BUSINESS IDEA?

Bring your business idea to life with Vulcan Creatives – a free six-month cohort programme designed exclusively for local visionaries like you.

Our team of business growth experts will guide you through the process of exploring, validating, and developing your idea into a fully-fledged business plan. Together, we cultivate your skills as an entrepreneur, so that you can confidently and creatively lead your enterprise into success.

Join an exclusive group of trendsetters creating a brighter future for Northamptonshire. Applications for the next cohort of Vulcan Creatives is open – but places are limited.

Applications are now closed

TAKE YOUR BUSINESS FROM IDEA TO ENTERPRISE WITH A TAILORED PROGRAMME OF SUPPORT

This exclusive opportunity features everything you need to get your enterprise ready for success – and so much more. With tangible resources, forward-thinking advice, and cutting-edge tools, Vulcan Creatives is the perfect accelerator programme for any up-and-coming Northamptonshire business.

  • Free coworking space at Vulcan Works for 6 months
  • A dedicated Business Growth Manager offering bespoke 1-2-1 support
  • Access to our exclusive Vulcan Creatives Lift Off Grant Scheme of up to £1000
  • Regular cohort huddles with fellow Vulcan Creatives start-up entrepreneurs
  • Dedicated business support events and masterclasses
  • An exclusive, supportive community to ask and answer questions, access experts and teachers, share wisdom and experiences and rub shoulders with other small businesses

Applications are now closed

START UP, SCALE UP, AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH VULCAN CREATIVES

After six months of intensive mentorship and business growth support, Vulcan Creatives graduates have access to ongoing opportunities that will help keep up the momentum of their businesses, including:

  • The chance to present your businesses to a panel of experts at the Vulcan Creatives showcase
  • 50% discount on an office, coworking space, or workshop unit at Vulcan Works for 6 months after graduating the Vulcan Creatives programme

Applications are now closed

VULCAN CREATIVES: ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

With places limited, we have a few expectations of our programme participants to help us ensure they have all the qualities needed for entrepreneurial success.

Northamptonshire
Residents

The programme is designed for individuals aged 18 and above with an interest in exploring their own business ventures. Applicants must be Northamptonshire residents.

An Appetite
for Success

Applicants must demonstrate openness to new ideas and an ambition for business growth, with an attitude that is ready to embrace the process of becoming enterprise-ready.

Six Month
Commitment

Applicants must commit a minimum of 2 days per week for the duration of the 6-month programme, and actively engage in 1:1 business support and coaching activities.

Support Local
Enterprise

Participants will promote the Vulcan Works Creative Hub and consider employing local staff, offering work placement opportunities, and supporting social enterprises – where possible.

Our programme is being funded by West Northants Council using the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), a central pillar of the UK government’s ambitious Levelling Up agenda and a significant component of its support for places across the UK. It provides £2.6 billion of new funding for local investment by March 2025, with all areas of the UK receiving an allocation from the Fund via a funding formula rather than a competition.

EMPOWERING PASSIONATE INDIVIDUALS WITH THE TOOLS AND RESOURCES THEY NEED TO SUCCEED

The journey of entrepreneurship is a challenging one, filled with twists and turns. But for those who seek guidance and support, there’s nothing you can’t achieve.

The next Vulcan Creatives cohort begins on 15th January 2024 and applications are now closed.

Applications are now closed

For more information, please email us on vulcancreatives@vulcanworks.co.uk

THERE IS AN INSPIRING AND INFINITE FUTURE IN THE COMMUNITY WE BUILD IN THESE WALLS.

BRING YOUR IDEAS TO LIFE WITH THE SUPPORT OF A COMMUNITY OF LIKE-MINDED CREATIVES.

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