For students

Creative Enterprise Week

We teamed up with the University of Edinburgh Careers Service, Creative Informatics and Creative Edinburgh to bring you the Creative Enterprise Week.

 

Creative Business Ideas Competition 

If you have a creative business idea you think could make money, tell us about it and you could win part of £1,000! We are excited to announce that we are collaborating with Creative Informatics to bring you this new theme.

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Past events in the Creative Enterprise Week 

  • Tuesday 10 March

Resident Entrepreneur Discovery Workshop by Creative Informatics

Learn more about becoming a Resident Entrepreneur at Creative Informatics (CI) with this informal workshop. The workshop will begin with a short presentation from the CI team and current Resident Entrepreneurs, followed by workshop activities where you can explore and develop your ideas with others.

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  • Tuesday 10 March 

CI Studio 6: Digital Publishing – do’s and don’ts by Creative Informatics

Explore the practicalities, possibilities and pitfalls of digital publishing, providing an introduction to the tools and platform available, alongside examples and case studies from artists’ using these formats to disseminate their work. This interactive session will bring together creative practitioners and digital publishing, marketing and producing creative content.

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  • Wednesday 11 March

Freelance workshop by Edinburgh Innovations

This two-hour workshop will give you loads of practical tips on freelancing. We will cover everything from getting you legal and marketing yourself and finding the right customers to ensuring you get paid. Featuring ECA Design Professor Jessamy Kelly who will discuss her experience as a creative entrepreneur. For all University of Edinburgh students and recent alumni.

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  • Wednesday 11 March

Finding your Creative Network by Creative Edinburgh

This casual monthly meetup is for creative, techies, makers and freelance folk interested in finding out more about what’s happening in Edinburgh. Pop along for a free cuppa, share ideas and advice, make new connections and find your next collaborator. 

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  • Thursday 12 March 

Creative Enterprise Drop-in sessions by Edinburgh Innovations

Learn more about the support available for creatives at the University and beyond with this drop-in session. If you are thinking of starting up a creative enterprise while studying or going into a creative industries career ask any questions. Careers, Creative Informatics and Creative Edinburgh will join us at this event.

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  • Thursday 12 March 

Creative Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion by Edinburgh Innovations

Join us and our panel of experts in the creative industries to learn more on the increasing amount of opportunities available for creative entrepreneurs in Edinburgh. Chaired by Briana Pegado, Executive Director of Creative Edinburgh with Ana Betancourt, Co-Founder of Black Goblin Audio, Alex Porter-Smith, Head of Production at High Tide Media and David Mahoney, Creative Director of Headless Horse.

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