Creative Enterprise Ukraine

Areas: creative industries, business modelling, incubation, start-ups.

Project start: 2015

Clients: British Council Ukraine

Partners: Pawillion Coworking, Impact HUB Odessa, Chasopys, Spalah, NESTA, PwC.

PPV Knowledge Networks Involvement: programme promotion, participants selection, organizing the Lviv workshop, selection of grantees.

British Council has joined forces with NESTA, a UK agency for business and technological innovation, to develop a 5-day training programme for creative sector entrepreneurs. The programme will enable participants to explore their ideas and their viability whilst developing their business skills and their understanding of how to run a creative enterprise. The programme is delivered in partnership with creative hubs in different Ukrainian cities. PwC is a local programme partner.

The programme is aimed at entrepreneurs running creative enterprises or start-ups in cultural and creative industries, incl. from sectors such as publishing, design, fashion, music, performance arts, videogaming and multimedia, visual arts, architecture and cultural events management.

The programme is open for entrepreneurs who are already running a business for 2-3 years as well as for aspiring entrepreneurs with a clear idea of a potentially sustainable creative enterprise.

The programme is running in Ukraine from 2015. During the first year 94 creative entrepreneurs have graduated from the programme in 4 Ukrainian cities, out of which 20 received grants to pursue their creative enterprise vision.