Our peer-to-peer accelerator programme for East London creative entrepreneurs



Building on the success of our first dedicated programme for creative entrepreneurs, we are delighted to bring you an enhanced Creative++ programme this autumn, co-designed with creative businesses to give you a unique opportunity to attain the resources, strategies and networks you need to grow and lead your enterprise successfully.

Creative++ builds on our tried and tested approach – connecting local businesses and experts willing to share skills, knowledge and resources – whilst arming you with an individual business blueprint for success (on your terms), and the steps to get there.

And the programme is only the beginning of your journey with us – like our growing alumni network (brands like Stööki and Heroine London, peer-learning platform Enrol Yourself and creative agency disruptor The Roster), you’ll also have access to Echo’s wider network of 4000+ businesses and professionals.

The programme runs from 10am – 5pm on Saturdays 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th November 2017.

“Before Creative++, Stööki was in transition and had lost momentum… following the course, the brand is creatively and strategically energised again! We’re fully committed to delivering a new collection and putting together a strong strategy to drive sales and expand the business.” NADIA ABBAS – STÖÖKI

During the four week programme, you’ll get:

  • An individual business growth road-map
  • Guest talks – learn from the highs & lows of other creative businesses
  • Interactive workshops with industry experts to move your marketing, PR, sales funnel and other strategic challenges forward
  • Introductions to experts in customer experience, finance, legals & more for 1:1 support
  • A chance to pitch to an industry panel – receive concrete feedback and bag some Echo prizes
  • A peer network of like-minded people to join you on your business journey
  • Access to the wider Echo network of 4000+ businesses and professionals – tap into valuable skills, assets and expertise – and create champions for your business

And there’s no money involved: our programme is paid for, and powered by, the skills and knowledge shared and connections and collaborations created among our members – learn more

If you’re…

  • An East London based business (we will have a limited number of places available for businesses outside East London)
  • Eager to refine what you do (product / service offer) and how you do it (process / strategy / communication)

And you already have…

  • A defined product or service being delivered
  • An online presence (ie. a website, blog, featured on third party sites)
  • An established customer base and / or repeat customers

…this programme is for you!

Apply by midnight on Monday 2nd October. Creative++ is designed with a smaller cohort in mind and places will be limited, so do not hesitate to apply if this programme resonates with your needs.

See what Echo++ can do for your business