Scottish Elevator accelerator signs new partners

Elevator, the Aberdeen-based social enterprise dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and businesses, has signed with two new partners for their Accelerator Programme.

Scottish commercial law firm Burness Paull and Pinnacle – an Aberdeen-based innovative software development house – will share their insight and experience, provide advice and support to Founders involved in Elevator’s Accelerator Programme, as well as financially bolstering the Programme.

Elevator helps businesses accelerate growth

The programme, first launched in 2015, are for early-stage business owners and teams seeking to improve their business offering, growth and investment potential at an accelerated rate.

Prospective candidates, known as ‘Founders’, of Cohort 4 recently completed Stage 2 of the application process – two boot-camp days, during which more than 50 people took part in a series of team building and pitching activities at Elevator’s Centre for Entrepreneurship in Aberdeen. Those who are chosen to attend the 12-week experience will be announced in the coming weeks.

One of Scotland’s leading law firms

One of Scotland’s leading commercial law firms, Burness Paull’s core sector areas include property and infrastructure, corporate Scotland, financial and oil and gas. In addition to handling work for Scottish domestic clients, the firm’s growing international portfolio has seen it work with clients in more than 60 countries.

Partner and Head of Technology Sector, Callum Sinclair (pictured left at Elevator’s Centre for Entrepreneurship) said: “We are truly excited and energised by our appointment as an Elevator Partner.

Technology is a key focus sector for Burness Paull, and tech and process innovation increasingly pervades the work we do with clients – indeed everything we do as a business.  Our full service, tech-focused legal offering, our passionate involvement with the communities in which we work, and our spirit of agile ‘intrapreneurship’ are a perfect fit with Elevator’s vision and values.”

Specialising in AR and VR

Pinnacle is an innovative and agile software development house specialising in augmented and virtual reality solutions. The Aberdeen-based team develops bespoke software for clients across a variety of industries delivering everything from web and mobile applications to sophisticated business critical software solutions.

Managing Director Kenny Steele, said: “Pinnacle was fortunate to be participants of the first cohort of the Elevator’s Accelerator programme – the business advice and opportunities we received really helped us adapt our business and grow.