Acorn Enterprise

Accelerating New Businesses


Acorn Enterprise  is on a mission to grow Scotland’s start-up business culture. 

They educate and accelerate start-up businesses, from both the mainstream and those in Further and Higher education. 

Acorn are run by business owners, for business owners. 

Acorn Enterprise run: 20 week Business Accelerator Programmes, Acorn Business Bootcamps and Entrepreneurial Events. They also offer 3D printing and rapid prototyping services for start-ups that wish to develop new products. 

They provide an environment where there is no fear of failure, allowing like-minded people to test out and grow their businesses together, whether they are students or non-academics. 

Ultimately, Acorn Enterprise exists to break down the barriers that prevent or limit people from launching a new business in Scotland and ensure more new businesses grow and thrive.  


  • Acorn Enterprise has worked with over 140 individuals, since launching in 2013, through our 20 week Business Accelerator Programmes and Acorn Business Bootcamps. 

  • Has run five successful 20 week Business Accelerator Programmes in Fife and is looking to run more across Scotland. 

  • Current survival rate of “Acorns” (participants) on our 20 week Business Accelerator Programme is 75% and we are working hard to make this even better! 

  • One of our co-founders, Kallum “with a K” Russell, was listed in this year’s Sunday Times Maserati 100 List - this prestigious list recognises the UK's most successful entrepreneurs who are generously giving their time and resource to support the next generation of young entrepreneurs. 

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