Sixty Scottish entrepreneurs have gathered this week in Stirling to receive expert advice on how to scale up their businesses from global leaders, at the Scotland Can Do SCALE summer school. The one-week residential programme gives Scottish businesses access to world-leading tuition in entrepreneurship and business practice, with experts from MIT and Harvard Business School hosting sessions throughout the week.
Scotland Can Do SCALE targets innovation-driven businesses with the potential for significant growth. A competitive pitching process, including a Dragon’s Den style judging panel, led to 60 businesses ventures being selected for the summer school cohort. Bill Aulet, managing director of the Martin Trust Centre for MIT Entrepreneurship at MIT is leading the programme, in partnership with Professor Noam Wasserman of Harvard Business School. Topics covered so far this week include negotiation skills and up-down
Funded and delivered by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Funding Council, supporting the Scottish Government Scotland Can Do programme, the SCALE programme aims to develop a cohort of Scottish entrepreneurs who are capable of building world-class businesses.