We live entrepreneurship!
We help student entrepreneurs start and grow awesome businesses!
Does any of this sound familiar?
You want to start your own business during College, University or after graduation, but you don't know where to start?
Whether you studied Business Studies or not, you didn't learn about the more practical side of running a business?
You're nervous about starting your own business and you have LOTS of questions!?
You want to make a positive impact and do work you really care about. You want to feel valued and enjoy what you do?
You think you need to get "more experience" first or "people like you can't run their own business"? This is not true!
We can help you. We live entrepreneurship!
Since 2013, Acorn Enterprise has worked with lots of new business owners and College and University students and staff across the UK. We can help you in lots of different ways!
Our team has won several awards, including: being featured on the Sunday Times Maserati 100 List, being selected as Scotland's Enterprise Champion for Startup Britain, achieving Virgin Media's Pioneer of the Week, listed in as Scotland's 40 UNDER 40 and many more!
We have also built up a highly committed and diverse community of existing business owners who want to help us educate and inspire. These include high-profile entrepreneurs, such as Bob Keiller (former Wood Group CEO), as well as those still at the earlier stages of their business adventure.
What our customers say about us
“The Business Bootcamp we ran in partnership with Acorn Enterprise gave our students a real flavour of what running your own business is like.
Over the course of the one-day event, there were inspiring speakers, including St Andrews alumni, and challenging workshops that enabled the students to develop a more entrepreneurial mindset and further their business ideas.
I can recommend working with Acorn Enterprise".
University of St Andrews
Bonnie Hacking - Enterprise Adviser
"Acorn Enterprise co-designed and co-delivered a successful 3 day Business Bootcamp with us.
We got great support from them when we were designing the programme and benefited from their experience and insights into what works when inspiring students to think about starting their own business. The personnel were enthusiastic, fun and inclusive. The materials used on the Bootcamp were fresh and relevant, and worked well in motivating and educating the students.
It is well worth working with Acorn Enterprise, as they bring a lot to the party!"
West Lothian College
Beth Brownlee - Depute Manager Business and Creative
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