BIMM Institute’s Greenhouse Enterprise Programme is back

14 March, 2022

Our Greenhouse Enterprise Programme is back on Monday 14th March. We have been working directly with figures in the creative industries to provide exceptional industry experiences and support for our students, helping them achieve their dream careers in the industry – no matter what they may be.

What is the Greenhouse Enterprise Programme?

First launched in June 2021, the Greenhouse Enterprise Programme provides training, coaching, and funding for entrepreneurial projects designed by students from underrepresented groups. These include Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities, students from lower-income backgrounds and areas of low participation in higher education, students with disabilities, care-leavers and mature students. It’s the perfect partnership between our Access and Participation plan and our unrivalled Employability and Careers programme.

Once chosen, our Greenhouse entrepreneurs will participate in stage one of our programme: the Creative Business Essentials course run by the creative business consultant Remi Harris MBE.

Training with Remi Harris Consulting

Students selected for our Greenhouse Enterprise Programme will participate in the Creative Business Essentials course, written and provided by Remi Harris, an award-winning trainer and business advisor to the creative industries. The course will cover all the essential elements our new entrepreneurs need to know – from registering a business and building awareness to contracts, bank accounts, taxes, collaborations, and values.

Coaching with Creative United

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After our Greenhouse entrepreneurs have completed the course, they will join Creative United for exclusive one-to-one coaching sessions. Creative United has an extensive network of business coaches with experience supporting the creative industries. They will help our students implement what they learned and put it into action – creating a plan for their business and getting it into the market.

Funding with BIMM Institute

All entrepreneurs who complete the Greenhouse Enterprise Programme will receive funding from BIMM Institute, allocated by a panel of industry experts. The experts will be convened by Creative United and drawn from the world of funding and investment for the creative sector – all well-known names across the creative industries.

What happens next?

With the programme’s exclusive advice, guidance, and financial support under our students’ belts, they will have all they need to turn their business plan into reality. They will also have the opportunity to come back and inspire BIMM students and alumni through masterclasses, mentoring, and promoting their business on the BIMM Connect business directory.

The Greenhouse Enterprise Programme is available for students at our colleges in both the UK and Germany, as well as our partner institutions Screen and Film School and the Institute for Contemporary Theatre.

For more information about our Greenhouse Enterprise Programme, please contact Mel Thornton, Head of Careers and Employability, at [email protected]

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