We passionately believe in only working with partners who share our vision and passion for supporting small businesses in the UK – in order to make a meaningful impact and change to the small business world.

We’re so proud to have partnered with The Royal Bank of Scotland to bring you Conversations of Inspiration live in Edinburgh, a bank who believe in the power of small business.

Here are just some of the brilliant things that The Royal Bank of Scotland are doing in Scotland to support and empower small businesses.

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Helping women turn their ideas into reality

The Royal Bank of Scotland want to support more women to start businesses, so they have teamed up with Crowdfunder to help you get started. They’ll help you raise money for your business through crowdfunding, and will also provide free coaching, mentoring and opportunities to meet like minded women. They’re also offering up to 50% of your fundraising target (max. £5,000) in grant funding for certain successful projects.

Entrepreneur Accelerator

The Royal Bank of Scotland’s Accelerator, Pre-Accelerator and Fintech Accelerator have been tailored to empower entrepreneurs at any stage. It’s an amazing journey that is fully funded for any entrepreneur who wants to grow. You don’t even have to be a Royal Bank of Scotland customer.

Pre accelerator

Pre-Accelerator is an intensive, eight-week programme for early stage start-ups, which offers early stage start-up entrepreneurs lots of exciting opportunities, including an introductory ‘Ignition’ event, an online learning portal, and webinars and digital workshops. Best of all – it’s fully-funded for you!


Accelerator is a six-month programme for entrepreneurs with high growth businesses who are looking to scale up, which offers established entrepreneurs lots of exciting opportunities, all designed to ensure that businesses get the best chance to succeed.

Included in this you get free office space in a state of the art environment, access to business mentors, bespoke events, and much more!


The Fintech Accelerator is six months and commences each April and October, offering 1:1 coaching with Royal Bank of Scotland’s experienced staff,  a technology review and sales strategy analysis by Dell Technologies, Desk space in a Royal Bank of Scotland Accelerator hub with access to hot desking across 11 other UK locations, and much more.