Formed in 2011 by a small group of business people passionate about developing the next generation of entrepreneurs, Akatemia is a community interest company working in education and organisational development.

Our mission is to enable the creation of 10 university Team Academy programmes in the UK by 2020. To do this, it is building a network of universities running degree courses which embed Team Academy methods into the curriculum. Akatemia pioneered the first team coach training programme for educators in the UK and works with its university partners to support staff on the journey of transformation from lecturers to coaches.

Despite warm words from government, business schools are judged on their ability to get graduates into salaried jobs not self-employment , and Akatemia looks for opportunities to influence politicians and opinion-formers who can help create a climate more favourable for entrepreneurs.