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School's in: Doug Richard to launch Plymouth programme as part of City Deal

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: May 01, 2014

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School for Startups has launched a new programme to help aspiring and new entrepreneurs in the South West Peninsula achieve success.

Led by founder and CEO Doug Richard, the free programme is an intensive six-week accelerator, which will teach the basics of business and provide a supportive environment.

It is one of the key strands of the Plymouth and South West Peninsula City Deal, which is focused on increasing growth and productivity in the Peninsula, including encouraging and supporting new businesses.

School for Startups is looking for the best new businesses and ideas to fill the 250 seats.

The programme has been made possible by the City Deal’s £6million business support programme, funded through the Government’s Regional Growth Fund. By the end of the programme at least 250 new businesses will be up and running, with enhanced survival and sustainable rates.

Prospective applications can meet Mr Richard and the School for Startups team to find out more at a series of 10 information sessions being held across the region in May. The programme itself will run in June and July and September and October. To find out more visit www.schoolforstartups.co.uk/southwest/events/

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