Mark Robinson has written a very comprehensive evaluation for us on the first 6 months of re.volution which you can read here.
In addition to some great feedback from peers, for example:
"Just brilliant. Have been part of things that are unknown before and where the group will help to shape what eventually happens, but I have never been at anything where even with the uncertainty of moving forward into the unknown, there is such a clear and well thought out framework to support those of us who are new to the idea in finding a way to make it work. I am so impressed."
there are insights into the kinds of support peers are offering each other and the kinds of start up challenges we faced during these early months. There are also a series of recommendations which we will be taking on board and implementing as we move forward.
Those already involved in re.volution will know that the biggest challenge we faced came just before the end of March when we hit a major funding crisis (not of our own making I hasten to add). But we have prevailed! Creative Scotland funds are secured, the network is re-energising as a result and we have a strategy in place to stitch further resource back into the platform for the remainder of this financial year.
If you are reading this post and you are not already part of re.volution, please do consider joining. Have a look around the site and if you want to 'be the change' you can sign up here. Not only will you have to opportunity to renew your mission, reconfigure your business model and revise your approach to money with some pretty impressive people who are already signed up, but we also have some great learning events coming up over the next few months which will be drilling down into asset identification and development, alternative business models, strategy implementation in times of rapid change and much else besides.