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Entrepreneurs Forge

The Entrepreneurs Forge is an immersive development programme designed to help personal resilience and economic recovery and growth in Suffolk which offered.

• newly equipped immersive training and innovation space for creative digital business, freelancers and start-ups 

• an 8 week development, growth and resilience programme of masterclasses, group activities and peer-to-peer support to learn about entrepreneurial leadership which took place in early 2022

• an intensive student and graduate bootcamp to collaborate on projects and connect with commercial clients which also took place in the spring of 2022

The project was a partnership between Creative Unlimited Suffolk, New Anglia LEP, Start East, Suffolk County Council and the University of Suffolk.

How do I get involved?

If you are interested in what this support could mean for you, take a look at the programmes below:

Mini MBA

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An immersive development programme designed to help personal resilience and economic recovery and growth

Programme now complete

Bootcamp

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An intensive student and graduate bootcamp to collaborate on projects and connect with commercial clients

Programme now complete

Immersive Lab

VR

New immersive training and innovation space for creative digital business, freelancers and start-ups

Facilities now available for rental

Creative Unlimited

Creative Unlimited Suffolk is funded by the ​Suffolk Inclusive Growth Investment Fund (SIGIF). The University of Suffolk are delivery partners along with:

New Anglia LEP

Creative Unlimited is designed to help economic recovery and growth in the creative, cultural and digital sectors in Norfolk and Suffolk, and is a partnership between New Anglia LEP,  University of East Anglia, Norwich University of the Arts, and Norfolk County Council.

Lowestoft Virtual Creative Hub

Features a programme of training, tool kits, networking sessions and bespoke 1-2-1 support for creatives based in Lowestoft or delivering work in the town.

NUA

Platform 2021 is a series of monthly workshop sessions for people interested in starting their own creative business or becoming a freelancer.

Suffolk County Council

StartEast is a signposting resource and a directory for creative businesses and entrepreneurs in Norfolk and Suffolk. 

UEA

A free investment readiness programme run by University of East Anglia for Norfolk and Suffolk businesses.