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Black Founders Programme in Creative Industries

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The Black Founders Programme from Digital Catapult is a 13-week accelerator targeted at pre-seed or seed stage, Black founded companies creating innovative products and services in the creative industry.

The aim of the programme is to fast track high-growth potential startups from a business and investment perspective, providing the support needed to increase their investment readiness level.

Sony Music UK and Sony Music Publishing UK are collaboration partners for this programme and will play an active role in supporting business growth & facilitating connections where possible.

Programme participants will access the following benefits:

  • Business and investment health scans
  • Masterclasses, mentoring and coaching from industry experts
  • Potential for funding opportunities
  • Opportunities to engage with Sony Music UK & Sony Music Publishing UK

To offset any costs to a business by participating within the programme, each startup will receive an equal share of a £30,000 pot as a financial contribution towards completing the programme. Applying to and participating in the programme is free.

The closing date for applications is 7 July 2024.

For further information please select the following link: Black Founders Programme in Creative Industries - Innovate UK Business Connect (

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