The Saltire Foundation exists to find, fuel and spark the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders for Scotland. We do this through providing world-class education and training programmes for high-potential individuals at early and mid-career stages. These programmes are focussed on giving individuals high quality experiences and a global perspective that they bring back to Scotland to embed in Scottish organisations..
Saltire Foundation is part of Entrepreneurial Scotland – a new organisation formed in 2014 through a merger with the Entrepreneurial Exchange. Our purpose is to inspire, develop and connect people who already are, or aspire to be, entrepreneurial leaders. Our vision is that Scotland has the potential to be the most entrepreneurial society in the world.
Our purpose is to build and grow thriving networks of people who already are, or aspire to be, entrepreneurial leaders, at all stages in their career.
Through our Entrepreneurial Scotland networks, we are able to connect our Saltire Foundation alumni with an impressive network of entrepreneurial leaders in Scotland and internationally, who are committed to developing the next generation.
Enterprise activity in schools
‘Giving Back’ is an integrated theme of our programmes. With the overall aim of creating a thriving, prosperous, Scottish economy, giving back doesn’t have to start at the top.
Our Saltire Foundation alumni have made a commitment to give back to those who have yet to make career decisions, and to share their own career journeys so far. Part of this involves university students visiting high schools to help raise awareness of certain career pathways, or to provide advice to those who are unsure of their career options.
This activity aims to inspire high school students to look to their peers for inspiration on choices for their future development. With a particular focus on raising awareness of STEM subjects amongst pupils, our alumni are able to give examples of what their subject choices have led them to later in life.
The Saltire Foundation
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