FUSE Enterprise Start-up Programme | Applications open July 2017

This early stage start-up business support programme for social entrepreneurs will help you focus your thinking on how to turn your business idea into a real enterprise.

Designed to be run over 9 months, FUSE is delivered in partnership with industry experts who will take you through the ‘business basics’. Each month invited specialists will deliver a masterclass giving you valuable insights and quality resources across a range of strategic and operational modules, including:

> Business planning   > Finance and cashflow   > Funding and investment   > Governance and HR   > Interview panels   > Marketing   > Networking   > Personal branding   > Pitching your enterprise   > Social media 

WHO SHOULD APPLY

We would particularly welcome applications from individuals interested in HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE enterprise development.

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY

At the end of the FUSE programme, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance at an awards event to celebrate the achievements of the group and individuals. The in-depth knowledge gained through the programme will enable you to have a clear understanding and necessary skills to run your enterprise.

You will also have all the masterclass materials and resources enabling you to build your own, tailored ‘business toolkit’ to use as you take your enterprise forwards. Supported by your new network of business experts and peers, you can also access new ‘routes to market’, hot-desking and office space through the facilities offered at iSE CIC at our  Digbeth office.

“This will be life changing!” – Asmah Bibi

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for the free FUSE programme, your enterprise idea should be a start-up or have traded for less than 2 years, and based in the Birmingham area.

You will need to provide us with a short video explaining your enterprise idea and complete a simple Application Form.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST please email Gary Rogers in the first instance.


The FUSE programme is delivered in 9 half-day modules delivered monthly. The FUSE programme is supported by Wates Group plc, Health Exchange CIC, WMAHSN and iSE.