Bring your bright idea into reality.
Our 12 month accelerator is designed to support Orbiteers to launch a part-time business whilst still studying in school.
We’re looking for the “round pegs in the square holes” of tomorrow. Through Orbit’s Entrepreneur Programme, we support 16-19 year old students to launch their own business (sole-trader).
If you can provide the ambition, we’ll provide all the support and guidance that you need. In 12 months time, you could have a business earning five/six figure revenues.
Remove the barriers to reaching your goals with renowned support.
Work with some of the UK’s sharpest entrepreneurs to launch your career into the stratosphere. Orbiteers meet with our mentors every month to receive feedback, craft plans, and gain expert advice on their business.
Every year, Orbit hosts some of the UK’s biggest names in politics and business to share their Life-Story. Orbiteers have the chance to meet with political leaders and billionaire entrepreneurs.
We don’t do boring Powerpoints. Our workshops take place every month, and are focused on the topics that Orbiteers don’t learn in the classroom.
Sometimes who you know can be more important than what you know. Orbit’s accelerator brings investors face-to-face with our Orbiteers to help get bright ideas off the ground.
Learn the skills that aren’t taught in schools. Our 52 week online training programme is thorough in detail, and covers everything you need to know about starting and running your own business.
Every month, our Orbiteers work in small groups to tackle real world business problems. Working in teams, they analyse case studies and present their solutions.
To succeed in Orbit Infinity, we expect a complete commitment to the twelve Orbit sessions that take place every month. We want to see you set goals every month, and push yourself further out of your comfort zone.
You’ll be expected to attend one two hour Orbit session every month. In between sessions, you can invest as much, or as little time as you like. Success only comes with effort, and we typically look for Orbiteers to be working on their business or in their job for at least six hours per week.
The answer varies, depending on how much effort you put into developing your business and securing your jobs. We aim for every Orbiteer to earn at least £10,000 annually from their business, or from their part-time job. We currently have a few Orbiteers on track to earn over £100,000.
If you miss one of the monthly Orbit sessions, you’ll have to let your Programme Gaffer know at least two days before the session takes place. We take attendance seriously, and anyone who doesn’t communicate an absence beforehand or is consistently late/absent without a valid reason may be removed from the programme.
Our programme is free for Orbiteers and Schools. As part of the programme, Orbiteers must go out and secure two sponsors from local businesses, whom both pay £42 per month over a 12 month period for your place on the programme (£1008 annually). We provide training on how to secure these sponsors during the programme.
When you walk into an Orbit Gaff for the first time, you’ll be surrounded by up to 60, 16-19 year old students from 20 schools and sixth form colleges in the area. Everyone is on the same boat, and new friendships are formed very quickly.
With our package of expert mentoring, workshops, investor access, and online content, it’s highly unlikely that your business will fail. However, in the worst case scenario, we’ll ensure that the business has no debts and that there is no bad mark left on your record.
For every space on the programme, we receive at least ten applications. It’s a competitive selection process, and to stand out we are looking for candidates whom can fully commit to the Orbit process, and can display their full desire to develop themselves.
You’ll be keeping 100% of your business’s profits, and you’ll keep all the money you earn from your part time/full-time job. You’ll leave Orbit with two references, a CV and Cover Letter, a network of contacts in your chosen field, a certificate, the opportunity to earn awards, the opportunity to meet millionaires and billionaires, and training content valued at upwards of £3000.
Founded in 2015, Orbit is a Social Enterprise on a mission to mould the UK’s emerging entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial talent
Our Accelerator Programme combines world class training with a unique culture, resulting in an atmosphere bursting with positive energy, creativity and ambition.
Our Vision is for the UK to become the world leader in the production of tomorrow’s entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.
Our Mission is to lead the UK’s next generation of game-changers through a unique training experience, free for secondary schools and sixth-form academies.
Orbit Enterprise Education ltd. is a company limited by guarantee.