Enterprise Academy is an intensive training weekend that focuses on interdisciplinary working and developing key entrepreneurship skills through the simulation of a business start-up process; from concept through to reality. This is an opportunity to create a business idea and learn how to test it's viability and better understand entrepreneurial finance and legalities of a business. The Academy weekend takes place in February and is open for application to individuals who attend five out of six Enterprise Footsteps sessions.
No idea? No problem!
You're selected as individuals and put together in a team for the weekend, where you simulate the business start-up process and create a business idea from scratch. Your team will then progress to Step 3: Enterprise Challenge, for the opportunity to win lunch with Sir Tom Hunter and the Enterprise Pathway money prize.
Day 1 - 16th February 2019
The first day will challenge you to look at yourself as an individual, encourage you to reflect on how enterprising you are and encourage you to tap into your entrepreneurial mindset. You'll also be put into your interdisciplinary teams who you will work with over the course of the weekend and into Stage 3 - The Enterprise Challenge.
Day 2 - 17th February 2019
Day 2 dives straight into business skills development, covering topics such as business planning, marketing and business pitching. Using ideas developed in Day 1 and working in your interdisciplinary teams, you will develop an executive summary of your business idea, ready for Stage 3 of your journey - the Enterprise Challenge.
Please note: By attending the full Academy weekend and submitting (as a team) a business model canvas, you will receive a silver level certificate of participation, endorsed by pan – Scotland company creation programme Converge Challenge. The Careers Service will also be holding a one off, optional session on Wednesday 27th of February 2019 for those who want advice on how to market their Pathway Academy experience effectively in an interview. Please email email@example.com to receive a link to registration and further details.