Colleges and Universities

Put Entrepreneurship at the Heart of Your Organisation!

Educating and Accelerating Student Entrepreneurs

Acorn Enterprise is an organisation dedicated to growing Scotland's start-up business culture.

We work with new business owners, Colleges and Universities, and others that want to put entrepreneurship at the heart of their organisation.


For Colleges and Universities

We know there is increasinging pressure from the Government to embed enterprise throughout all areas of the curriculum. On top of this, there is a plethora of organisations that exist to support your student entrepreneurs and this can be difficult to navigate - it's challenging to determine exactly who provides what and when. 

We Add Value to Exisiting Enterprise Inititiatives

Acorn Enterprise works for Further and Higher education institutions that are serious about fostering a real culture of enterprise.

We add value to exisiting enterprise activities and initiatives, to improve the student experience at your College or University, whilst bolstering the students' entrepreneurial skills. 

You can learn how we differ from others that operate in the "entrepreneurial ecosystem" and find out more about the problems we can solve for you here.


For Students

Did you know?...You Can Be Your Own Boss!

Has anyone ever told you that you can be your own boss after you graduate?...There's never been a better time to launch your own business than right now in Scotland so if you have a business idea, or even an inkling that you'd like to create your own start-up, we can help you through our 20 week Business Accelerator Programmes, Acorn Business Bootcamps and other enterpreneurial training sessions! 

And if you have a product-based idea, we can help you prototype this through our Acorn 3D Printing service.

Acorn Enterprise works with new business owners, from both Colleges and Universities and the mainstream, so we have a real understanding on how to successfully launch and grow new businesses. We understand the challenges and pitfalls, and how to overcome them.

Been There, Got the T-Shirt...And Then Sold It!

One of our co-founders, Kallum "with a K" Russell, graduated in 2011 and since then, has successfully (and not-so-successfully!) launched several businesses so he knows first-hand what it's like to launch a new business after graduation.

If you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything. If you spot an opportunity, see a solution to a problem or want to turn your hobby into a business, we can help you so get in touch with us now.


Contact Us

Get in touch with Team Acorn here now. We look forward to working with you to make your organisation a more entrepreneurial place to be!


Remember, from little Acorns...mighty Oaks grow!

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.

John Dewey