NatWest and Coutts Push Button on Accelerator for Gaming and Social Media Entrepreneurs

From June, the six-month accelerator is aimed at “ambitious esports, gaming, social media and streaming entrepreneurs across the UK” who have recently started a business or are planning to start one a.

The program promises “fully funded access to a range of tools and opportunities”, including one-on-one coaching with experts in the field, a network of “like-minded peers” and invitations to face-to-face events face-to-face and virtual on how to start and grow a business.

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NatWest, formerly Royal Bank of Scotland Group, said applicants need not be existing customers of the bank, with applications to join the accelerator now open online via the Coutts website.

From June, the six-month accelerator is aimed at “ambitious esports, gaming, social media and streaming entrepreneurs across the UK” who have recently started a business or are planning to start one a. Photo: Matt Crossick/PA

The program will be implemented in partnership with the NatWest accelerator.

Paul Franks, Head of Interactive Entertainment at Coutts, said: “Interactive Entertainment [IE] is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK, with the global gaming market on track to exceed $300 billion[230 milliards de livres sterling]by 2026.[£230bn)by2026[£230bn)by2026

“By helping entrepreneurs create a business and strategy behind something that’s normally considered a hobby, we’re working to change the misconception that being in interactive entertainment isn’t a ‘real career’. . At Coutts, our goal is to be the go-to bank for IEs, using our team of experts to help them thrive. »

NatWest said it has supported more than 3,500 companies since 2018 through its 13 accelerator hubs across the UK. Of these businesses, 43% are run by women.

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