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Creative Bridge

An accelerator programme designed for creatives, delivered by Codebase

Creative Bridge Creative Informatics

Creative Bridge is a pre-accelerator programme designed for creatives from all backgrounds to learn best practice in building a digital product business. By learning startup theory and hearing creative entrepreneurs’ stories of how they made something amazing happen, or how they failed, participants will gain valuable insights into both what defines success for them and how to get there.

The course will consist of learning alongside a cohort of contemporaries selected from all creative disciplines, and participants will work in groups on an overarching project over the 10 weeks.

The lessons learned in each session of Creative Bridge are vital for every person building a business to think about – whether they’ve just got an idea or are already creating a company. We’ll be covering what makes a great idea, how a person defines success, how to build products that a customer actually wants.

  • Each course runs for 10 weeks, for 3 hours per week, based at CodeBase Edinburgh.
  • Creative Bridge costs £5000, with places fully funded by the Creative Informatics programme.

To take part in Creative Bridge, you need:

  • to come from a background within creative industries
  • to want to understand best practice in the digital startup world

Speakers include:

Elva Carri, Co-founder, GirlCrew [Dublin]
Steven Drost, CSO CodeBase [Edinburgh]
Narie Foster, Co-founder, MM.LaFleur [New York]
Neil Mackintosh [San Francisco]
Chris Downie, Co-founder, Pasabi [Edinburgh]
Jim Newberry, Founder, Tinned Fruit [Edinburgh]

For more information on Creative Bridges speakers and modules, visit https://www.thisiscodebase.com/creative-bridge


Applications for Cohort 5 of Creative Bridge are now closed. Applications for Cohort 6 will open in November 2020.

If you would like to apply for a future Cohort of Creative Bridge, please contact the Creative Informatics team at creativeinformatics@ed.ac.uk.



  • 11.05.2020
    Applications for Cohort 5 Open
  • 10.06.2020
    Applications for Cohort 5 Close
  • 15.06.2020
    Applicants informed of decision
  • 14.07.2020
    Cohort 5 start date
  • 15.09.2020
    Cohort 5 ends


If you require any further information on the application process for Creative Bridge, or have any questions about your application, please contact the Creative Informatics team.

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