Are you an entrepreneur with a start-up? Or do you have a business idea that you're ready to take the leap with? Elevate your business with this specially curated SOSE initiative.

Below you can learn more about the three separate programmes that Emerge & Elevate comprises, and figure out which is most suited to you or your businesses wants & needs. 

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Next up is The AcceleratE Programme! Please get in contact using the form at the bottom of this page if you would like to register your interest and someone will be in touch with you as soon as possible. 

This cohort of The AccleratE Programme has officially began!

Please get in contact using the form at the bottom of this page if you would like to register your interest for the next run. 

The ActivatE Programme

Who is ActivatE for?

Created by SOSE to provide support for budding entrepreneurs or startups at the beginning of their journey, the ActivatE programme has been built to aid you in establishing the solid business practices and knowledge you need in order to grow and succeed. 

What will you gain by joining?

Enjoy guidance and coaching tailored to your individual business needs or idea in both group and 1-2-1 settings while networking within the ActivatE community throughout this 12 month programme. ActivatE aims to help you build the solid foundations you need for business growth and looks to create a strong mindset with resilience, confidence and the skills needed to make robust business decisions.

Want a better idea of what to expect? View the full ActivatE Welcome Pack from the last cohort here.

The AcceleratE Programme

Who is AcceleratE for?

AcceleratE is for early stage, ambitious businesses & enterprises who have been operating for up to 5 years and are actively looking to scale their business, develop growth strategies and who are potentially looking for investment.

What will you gain by joining?

When enrolled in AcceleratE, participants will develop the skills and strategies needed to take their business or enterprise to the next level. You will benefit from hands-on workshops with experts, the creation of actionable strategies and tools to scale your business, an in-depth look at funding resources and investment, and tailored business support specific to your business needs. In addition to this, AcceleratE is will provide an excellent opportunity to build and expand your network of entrepreneurs, industry experts and potential investors.

AcceleratE will begin on the 14th of May, 2024. Sessions will take place at Hawick Business Centre and will be held in-person. You can sign up via our Eventbrite  or by getting in touch using the contact form at the bottom of this page. 


I really enjoyed taking part in ActivatE. It illuminated the fact that, regardless of your business type or stage, everyone has similar worries and problems. The opportunity to openly discuss these with the group and receive practical, actionable suggestions was invaluable. Cynthia, our coach, was not only supportive and encouraging, but skilfully held us accountable in a constructive way.

Zoë Russell, Rethink Carbon

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