Creative England launch applications for their Creative Enterprise Evolve programme

We are delighted to share that our partners Creative England have recently opened applications for their Creative Enterprise Evolve programme. Evolve is a unique 9 month long programme designed by investors that prepares high-potential screen businesses for growth capital. Apply for the opportunity to create and perfect your proposal with direct access to leading experts and gain exclusive opportunities to engage with investors.

Please see below for further information on the programme, including who the programme is most suitable for.

Who is the programme for?

Led by Creative England and made possible by funding from the British Film Institute and National Lottery, the programme is for high-potential screen-based companies and technology platforms that innovate across video-games, visual effects and animation, immersive media and film and TV. 

The Evolve programme is only available to businesses based in the English regions outside of London (any address based inside the M25) at the moment. If you are based in any of the devolved administrations (Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland) please get in touch with our team at creativeenterprise@creativeengland.co.uk if you would like to apply.

What does the programme involve?

The bespoke programme provides a sequence of one-to-one mentoring sessions, peer-to-peer group meetings and pitching platforms to prepare you for your investment round and facilitate investor introductions.

  • Diagnostic – a review of your business model and initial investment proposition
  • Define – your business growth plan and set your investment goals
  • Craft – designing an investment strategy and helping with its presentation, including pitching practice and presentation design support
  • Connect –introductions to appropriate investors, including intimate investor roundtables and a pitch presentation showcase for suitable companies 

Please see here for an overview on the most recent Evolve cohort to get an idea of the impressive companies that have previously taken part. See here for an interview with Interflix, just one of their exceptional alumni.

We were incredibly pleased to organise the innovation showcase part of the last iteration of the programme, read up more on it here.

Please head to Creative UK’s webpage for more information and to apply. Applications close midnight on 26th June.

By UKBAA 01 Jun 2022