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Mit And Harvard Come To Stirling To Deliver Summer School For Scottish Entrepreneurs

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Scottish entrepreneurs with ambitions to grow their businesses are being encouraged to register for a free place at the Scotland Can Do SCALE summer school, taking place at Stirling University in August.

Confirmed speakers for the programme include Bill Aulet, Managing Director of the Martin Trust Centre for MIT entrepreneurship, and author of 24 Steps to Disciplined Entrepreneurship and Noam Wasserman, professor at Harvard Business School and author of The Founders’ Dilemmas.

The innovative residential training course will cover topics including building a team, knowing your customer, succession planning and accelerating and exiting a business.

The programme is targeted at those who have already started a business and have big aspirations for growth, with 70 places available which are fully funded for eligible entrepreneurs. The four day summer school will commence at 6pm Sunday 31st July and runs until Thursday 4th August.

To attend this year’s summer school entrepreneurs must first complete the online training devised by leaders in entrepreneurship at MIT, accessed via the Scotland Can Do SCALE website

The online course should be completed by 31st May and entrepreneurs who complete the course will be eligible to apply for the summer school. Successful applicants will be invited to attend a selection day on the 27th or 28th June in Glasgow, in which this year’s summer school cohort will be chosen.

Eleanor Mitchell, Head of High Growth Ventures, Scottish Enterprise said, “We’re delighted to be hosting 70 entrepreneurial business leaders in Stirling this August who will get access to expert tuition from MIT and Harvard. This programme has been described as life changing by entrepreneurs who took part in last year’s pilot. It’s tough to start a business and it doesn’t get any easier when you want to grow. We’ve designed this course to offer you a practical approach, a set of tools and access to a group of like-minded leaders to help you to the next level. We can’t wait to meet the 2016 cohort.”

Funded and delivered by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Funding Council, and sitting under the Scotland Can Do government banner, the SCALE programme aims to develop a cohort of Scottish entrepreneurs who are capable of building world-class businesses.

To take part in this incredible opportunity, entrepreneurs should visit the website and register today.

To find out more watch the Scotland Can do SCALE video here: