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Westminster’s Creative Enterprise Centre launches ON-TRAK Fellowship in partnership with RAK Studios

22 October 2018


The ON-TRAK Fellowship is a structured twelve-month residency programme to support and launch an aspiring University of Westminster graduate entrepreneur.

In partnership with RAK Studios, the University of Westminster’s Creative Enterprise Centre (CEC) will award a recent graduate with a viable business idea with one year’s free working space at the world renowned RAK Studios; structured mentoring, business advice and a £1000 prize.

The ON-TRAK fellowship is part of the CEC Westminster Graduate Venture Programme, which acts as a Launchpad for the University’s student and graduate entrepreneurs, enabling them to build and grow successful and viable businesses. 

RAK Publishing & RAK Studios were founded by English record producer Mickie Most in 1969 and 1976 respectively. As one of the best-known recording studios in the UK, RAK has previously worked with artists such as Take That, Sam Smith, Alicia Keys and Radiohead, Robert Plant, Mumford & Sons and Royal Blood. Clients from film, TV and press include BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky Arts, RTE, Spotify, O2, Beats and Sofar Sounds.

RAK Publishing represents over a hundred writers including Ivor Novello winner Errol Brown and gold badge recipients Steve Harley and Suzi Quatro. It also provides commercial desk and office space for startup and SME business teams, such as AWAL, Tribe Management, APRA and Touch Tones Music.

The inaugural ON-TRAK Fellowship is open for all University of Westminster graduates who have graduated within the past three years. To apply, complete an online application form, which requires submission of a two-minute video pitch and business model canvas. Applications are open until Monday 5 November.

The Creative Enterprise Centre will also be running workshops on the Business Model Canvas on the 24 October and 29 October.

Apply to the ON-TRAK Fellowship.

Find out more information about the Fellowship.

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