Why partner with us…

We will make it happen.

…in education

…to harness creativity in schools, so that every pupil can discover their talents regardless of academic ability. We deliver a bespoke programme to assist educators who want to see young people benefit from entrepreneurial education.

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We understand the challenges of modern education.

We have developed a university-accredited programme to prepare all young people for a changing future, regardless of their background.

Our learning framework and accreditation has been developed in collaboration with the University of Glasgow.

Learning framework and accreditation developed in collaboration with the University of Glasgow following a First Step Award (Scottish Enterprise), Follow-On Innovation Voucher (Scottish Funding Council) and Knowledge Exchange Grant from the Research and Innovation Department (at University of Glasgow) and building on research from Inter-Life Project

… in employment

… to tackle youth unemployment.

We work with, and we are funded by, local authorities, universities and a range of public bodies.

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We are thought leaders in engaging young people with modern employment opportunities. Bad Idea is a best practise case study for the European Union URBACT group, My Generation at Work.

We nurture entrepreneurial skills to enable young people to be independent and confident in the labour market.

We strive for extreme social impact. We want more young people off benefits and more businesses created to benefit communities.

… in CSR

…to evidence your commitment to your community. Sponsor us to tackle youth unemployment and deliver long-term, transformational change. In return for sponsorship support, we guarantee media exposure through our national media partnership and social media activities.

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You will sponsor a pioneering, successful social enterprise.

We are officially one of the top seven high-growth start-up social enterprises in Scotland after being accepted onto the first ever LaunchMe cohort.

We were finalists in the Trailblazing Newcomer Award in the Royal Bank of Scotland Social Enterprise100 Awards.

We will demonstrate that you too make a significant social impact. Your support will enable us to develop young talent – and a better future – in your area.

Bad Idea’s vision has created a new avenue of activity through which young people can get immediate advice and support for the development of their business ideas. This project is the most innovatory of its kind, and makes full use of the Internet to project the opportunities of the project to Scotland’s youth.

This is the future of entrepreneurial education, and a significant development for the future of business in Scotland. The educational thinking of the project is highly sophisticated yet brilliantly simple.”

Professor Vic Lally Academic Leader: ISETL Group & Director: IGRTSE

Advisory Board

We have developed a unique methodology materials and tools to enable anyone anywhere to begin a entrepreneurial journey.