LaunchMe case studies

April 3, 2019

Invisible Cities

New onto the LaunchMe cohort is Zakia Moulaoui, founder and CEO of Invisible Cities. Invisible Cities is a social enterprise that trains those who have been affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own cities.

April 3, 2019

Ardchattan Centre

Breege Smyth is the founder of the Ardchattan Centre Inspiring and Empowering the Community social enterprise.

The Falkirk Cleaning Academy is a social enterprise led by the Falkirk Football Community Foundation (FFCF). Its key aim is creating a cleaning company which will provide an opportunity for participants to complete employability and core training skills and aligns this delivery with in-house work experience as well as the potential for sustainable employment thereafter.

April 3, 2019

Well-Fed Scotland

An innovative social enterprise based in Glasgow, Well-Fed was created to work with and strengthen communities. It does this through tackling the effects of food poverty, social isolation and by increasing social mobility within communities.

Jason Lang founded the Hunter Community Enterprise in 2016 to provide high-quality local services throughout East Kilbride and to offer person-centered, bespoke employment, training and development opportunities for those facing barriers to employment.

Open Ayes Agency CIC was founded by Becky Duncan in 2010 and was supported through Firstport’s Start It programme in 2012. Open Eye, enables communications and participatory projects, which have a positive social impact on communities and the environment.

April 3, 2019

Mbikudi Ltd

LaunchMe Cohort 4- Hermine Makangu-Kinkela Mbikudi Ltd ~Naturally Powerful Trading.

August 1, 2018

The Workshop

An experienced design and technology teacher who has also worked in industry, Paul Parmenter set up The Workshop in Aberfeldy, Perthshire in June 2014 with funding and business support from Firstport.

August 1, 2018


As a parent, Lesley Compston has personally experienced the struggles facing families of young children in Renefrewshire due to the lack of childcare provision. 

The Scottish Design Exchange (SDX) supports aspiring Scottish artists and designers to sell and promote their work in Edinburgh.

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