Gordon MP Richard Thomson has welcomed the launch of the 2022 Regional Startup Accelerator, which has a fund of £¼million for people living in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire looking to start their own business. Funding for the business will be available for successful applicants.
The Regional Startup Accelerator is part of the £14.3 million North-east Economic Recovery and Skills Fund (NEERSF) funding from the Scottish Government specifically for the North-east to help boost employment prospects for people across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire and accelerate economic growth in the region.
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:
“I’m delighted to help promote awareness of this new scheme to constituents who may be thinking about starting their own business. The last 18 months in the North-east have seen a surprising number of new businesses emerge, so this programme is very timely indeed.
“This programme assists with business skills and is designed to support those with ambitious, new business ideas from any sector in the North-east. Successful participants will receive five months of business training, access to support facilities and up to £5,000 of funding with the opportunity to receive more.
“The Scottish Government’s North-east Economic Recovery and Skills Fund offers the opportunity to address some of the disproportionate economic impact in our region and I look forward to further announcements in the near future.”
Applications must be submitted by 9 January 2022. Further details may be found at: https://www.rgu.ac.uk/business-innovation/innovation-rgu/supporting-startups/regional-startup-accelerator