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Creative Bridge

An accelerator programme designed for creatives, delivered by Codebase

Creative Bridge Creative Informatics

Creative Bridge is a free course for creatives in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas, run by CodeBase. Whether you have a business idea, or you’d just like to know more about startup thinking, Creative Bridge aims to demystify the tech world and its jargon, sharing the building blocks of digital product development over 10 weeks.

As a pre-accelerator, Creative Bridge is primarily designed for creatives with early stage ideas, or no ideas, with core sessions on Markets, Understanding Customers and Pitching. The course also hosts creative entrepreneurs from around the world, who share stories about how they made something amazing happen, and how they’ve failed.

Applications for Cohort 9 of Creative Bridge will open in Summer 2022.


Is Creative Bridge for me?

In short, probably yes! We’re looking for people who:

  • Work in any area of the creative industries.
  • Are based in Edinburgh, Fife, West Lothian, East Lothian, Midlothian or the Scottish Borders.

However, if you’re based outside this area, get in touch – you may still be eligible if you can demonstrate that your business or idea will have an impact in Edinburgh and/or South East Scotland.

Read our full FAQs and selection criteria.

What to expect from the course

Each course runs for 10 weeks, for 3 hours a week. It’s currently running on Zoom, but we hope to resume in-person sessions as soon as we’re allowed to.

Creative Bridge is free for successful applicants as each place is funded by Creative Informatics (the course costs £5000 per participant). The course schedule changes every time, but broadly covers the following core topics: Markets; Understanding Your Customers; the Build-Measure-Learn cycle; Pitch Decks; and Funding & Investment, alongside guest speaking slots from global entrepreneurs.

Visit thisiscodebase.com/creative-bridge for up to date information on our schedule and speakers.


Cohort 8 of Creative Bridge will run on Wednesday’s from the 23rd March to the 25th of May 2022.

Applications for Cohort 9 of Creative Bridge will open in Summer 2022.

Please read our Creative Bridge Guidelines before applying. If you have any questions about your application, contact us at creativeinformatics@ed.ac.uk.

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  • 17.12.2021
    Applications for Cohort 8 Open
  • 07.02.2022
    Applications for Cohort 8 Close
  • 14.02.2022
    Applicants informed of decision
  • 23.03.2022
    Cohort 8 start date
  • 25.05.2022
    Cohort 8 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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