Pop Up! Scotland | LAUNCH.ed

"Creative social enterprise and start-up aimed at promoting the arts in Scotland."

Ann Rushing
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Innovations, LAUNCH.ed, student enterprise, entrepreneur, support

Entrepreneurs Anne Rushing and Zoe Michell founded Pop Up! Scotland in July 2014.

Pop Up! Scotland brings art to unexpected places through one-off arts exhibitions, workshops and experiences that bridge the gap between the everyday world and the world of fine art. Educating the public and giving an opportunity to creative professionals to expand their market by removing the work of traditional exhibition spaces. This provides artists with more sales, helps the traditional art exhibition spaces gain new clients, and enriches participants.

This social enterprise offers a wide range of work shops, art events and exhibitions for events and festivals as well as creative consultation and event management.

With the support of LAUNCH.ed Pop Up! Scotland won a prize in the Converge Challenge and Anne received a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa.

“LAUNCH.ed provide great one on one mentoring. I was given advice and guidance on my business plan and structure. I was also advised of great places to talk to about legal and financial aspects within Edinburgh and Scotland. I got a lot of help and direction to start my business and advice on how to expand and grow”.

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