About the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship
Endowed by alumnus, entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter, the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship is one of the most important social investments made by the Hunter Foundation. Sir Tom's support of the Hunter Centre is based on the simple premise that education changes people's lives - their aspirations, their sense of purpose, their skill base and what they can ultimately achieve.
The Hunter Centre is focused on the study, research and encouragement of entrepreneurship within Scotland. It's committed to engaging in, and drawing from, world class research to inform the design and delivery of a growing portfolio of useful learning experiences offered to 'Strathclyders' (students, staff and alumni) and also the wider entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The Hunter Centre is now one of the largest university-based centres of entrepreneurship in the UK and is home to a team of recognised entrepreneurial experts.
We engage with entrepreneurs in a variety of different ways and this engagement is recognised by our Gold Small Business Charter Accreditation by the UK Association of Business Schools.
We're partners in the Enterprise Research Centre with Warwick, Aston and Imperial business schools. The Hunter Centre also has a prominent role in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor and is a member of the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP) Scotland team.
The Hunter Centre participates in the Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students’ Survey (GUESSS), an international investigation of the entrepreneurial intentions and activities of students.
It's also part of STEP - Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurial Practices - a global applied research initiative founded in 2005 by Babson College to explore the entrepreneurial process within business families and generate solutions that have immediate application for family leaders.