Helping the next generation grow

Chances are, as startup founders, we've had a helping hand along the way. It's time to pay it back by sharing advice, skills and mentoring with the next generation of founders.

Learn how to contribute
Founder Resources

First time founder? Our resources have got you covered.

Founder Resources
Teaching Resources

Check out our classroom resources for teachers.

Teaching Resources
Find a Mentor

Need some one-on-one guidance? Get access to a business mentor from the RookieOven community.

Find a Mentor

The key to success

Education is the key to success. Scotland has led the way in education for hundreds of years, but we can't afford to rest on our laurels. That's why we started the RookieOven Academy.

As a community of world-leading technology businesses, we give back our time and our experience to the next generation of talent to keep Scotland at the forefront of the global tech industry.

Even though we're a small country, we punch well above our weight with breakout successes such as Skyscanner, a rich history of technological innovation and world-class research in our universities.

Our Academy Aims to give


We're inspiring people to aim higher and raise their levels of ambition.


We're providing a stepping stone into the world of digital employment and entrepreneurship

A Safe Environment

We're giving people access to a professional network and a safe place to call home as they start their career.

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