Startup Peterborough – Supercharging Startup Success

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Putting startups on the road to success

One of the biggest challenges for startup businesses can be knowing where to turn for expert advice.

Startup Peterborough put entrepreneurs in front of trusted local experts who gave practical guidance to make their business plans more robust, and prepare them for scaling up their work.

Getting great ideas off the ground – highlights from our cohorts


“I have worked with a lot of small businesses in my previous job (packaging) and noticed that while many of them were fantastic at their core business, they were struggling to get orders. Often this was down to a lack of sales skills. I wanted to help them.”

Read more about Red Promotions >>


“Having worked in the corporate world for the last 20 years, I felt the deep desire to work for myself and rely upon my own skills and motivation to develop and run a business of my own… Having the opportunity to help people in a time of distress is something I very much enjoy.”

Read more about Aspray (Peterborough) >>

“For some years I have utilised my creativity to make unique items, often from recycled fabrics, and to sell them to raise funds for a charity I support. As time has gone on the desire to make a difference is still my motivation but I am now ready to progress the ideas into a business, developing services and products with a positive ethos.”

Read more about Crisecca Creations >>



“Startup Peterborough has helped a great deal so far, it has allowed me to look at the early steps we took without guidance and double check our decisions to what the right way to open a business would be.”

Read more about ImpraCharge >>


“… The information that Startup Peterborough has given so far to create my business plan has been very useful.
I am now aware of certain potential pitfalls when setting up my own business, which I wasn’t at the time.”
Read more about Eventifyit >>
“Everyone on the team has been so supportive…  I am so pleased that I was given the opportunity to attend. “

Read more about Amanda’s Cards >>



“Anglian Lifts were able to get up and running quickly thanks to the quick response and thoughtfulness of the Peterborough team.”

Read more about Anglian Lifts >>


“I learn something new with each session I attend. The course has made me feel more confident in my abilities as a business owner and has offered lots of help and advice.”

Read more about Little Bird Hair Design >>



The Startup Bootcamp programme

Our three-month bootcamp programme consisted of 11 weekly, one-hour sessions covering critical business functions. Our cohort come away from each session with practical steps to strengthen their business.

What we covered:


Business Essentials – strategy, business plan, SWOT analysis Marketing essentials and brand identity
Business Structure & Insurance Social media
Finances & Cash Globalisation and export
HR & Leadership Sustainability and circular economy
Intellectual Property (IP) Investment & Pitching
Digital Marketing


A bit more about us…

Startup Peterborough was run by the city’s economic development company, Opportunity Peterborough, and we use our in-house expertise and trusted specialists from across the city and beyond to make a rigorous programme to support your business growth.