From Universities and Colleges We've Worked With
"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
"Kallum, from the Acorn Enterprise team, delivered a highly engaging and energetic lecture to MBA students at Anglia Ruskin University.
He was inspiring, thought-provoking and knowledgeable. The students got a lot of value from the lecture and many stayed after to ask further questions!
I have no hesitation in recommending Acorn Enterprise to other Colleges and Universities".
Anglia Ruskin University - Christopher Kerry - Lecturer in Innovation and Strategy
It gave a great opportunity for our Graduates and Students to further develop skills which could lead to them starting their own business.
The presenters were first class and mixing recent graduates with existing business owners gave that additional support to the students.
We will be certainly hosting another!"
Fife College - Bryan McCabe - Head of Department, Andrew Carnegie Department of Business, Enterprise and Tourism
"Kallum presents in a knowledgeable and engaging manner, our students enjoyed his presentation and asked many questions.
I would highly recommend Kallum and Acorn Enterprise."
Glasgow Caledonian University - Professor Bruce Wood - Professor of Design Innovation and Director of Centre for Creative Industries
Acorn Enterprise ran a Business Bootcamp for Perth College UHI Students and the wider business community to inspire and challenge, and it was a real success, with over 40 attendees!
The speakers and workshops were thought-provoking and pushed the guests to think differently about their current approach and how to develop their business/idea further.
We have no hesitation in recommending the team at Acorn Enterprise and we will be working with them again!
Perth College UHI - Heather Boag - Business Link Manager
"Acorn Enterprise co-designed and co-delivered a successful 3 day Business Bootcamp with us in June 2016.
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 (Kallum and Sam Trett from LoCaBev) were enthusiastic, fun and inclusive. The materials used on the Bootcamp were fresh and relevant, and worked well in motivating and educating the students.
Kallum is a very effective facilitator and we would definitely like to work with him again.
From our evaluation of the learner feedback, we have evidence that he was both an effective role model and a knowledgeable coach for our learners.
Follow up from the course was also effective and students have already benefited from being in the Acorn network through a range of activities including introductions and assistance with 3D printing.
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