ASTONish addresses the needs of two groups of people – those who wish to start or build a creative business (EMERGE) and more established creative and cultural entrepreneurs who want to develop themselves and their business (RISE).  We will run the programme over 2017 and provide opportunities for participants on both strands to meet and share experiences.  In this way we will build and active and supportive network of cultural and creative entrepreneurs who are skilled and ready to transform the culture of the City.