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Hackathon-style two-day lean start-up event where young people work with mentors to create innovative solutions to problems using technology


5-day lean startup camp focusing on product strategy and business development, user experience and user interface, technology, marketing and presentation skills


Two-week summer tech start-up camp where young people develop and launch their start-ups and explore AI, VR, AR and MR. Young people meet, get inspired and mentored by entrepreneurs from London’s start-up ecosystem.


12-week programme run 3 times a year on weekends. Our curriculum is focused on Innovation, Science, Technology, and Entrepreneurship to prepare students for where the world is heading in the next 5-10 years.

Our Partners


  • There is no reason for girls not to thrive as creators of technology as well as consumers of it. Practical training, competition and role models like those brought to Acorn Aspirations will make a difference.

      Jess Tyrell
    Jess Tyrell Director, wearedotdotdot
  • I took part in two Acorn Hacks and they were both brilliant. Seeing young people build early stage tech apps, platform and products is very inspiring.

      Emma Zangs
    Emma Zangs co-founder, Metaspeech
  • These events are a great opportunity to get women and girls excited about tech. Digital skills are they key to many creative careers and by learning about computing, young women can open up a range of opportunities.”

      Jacqueline de Rojas
    Jacqueline de Rojas President, TechUK
  • After attending your hackathon my daughter changed her GCSE subjects to Computer Science and she now wants to study Computer Science at Cambridge University

    Bibi mum
  • Diana started developing her app in Android Studio having no prior experience. More hackathons, please!

    Kara Mum
  • It was very interesting to learn the process of developing software and managing a team. I had never previously heard of agile management and SCRUM and will mention it in my personal statement for uni as I am applying for computer science and management. Another very useful thing I learnt was the different tools available to create prototypes such as Marvel

    Dishita Shah (17) Woodhouse College
  • Very inspiring to see some of the girls confidently talking about APIs and things they most likely didn’t know about at all at the start of the hackathon!

      Wendy Devolder
    Wendy Devolder CEO, Skills Matter
  • I had no idea what to expect, in terms of event, quality of ideas from the students, and overall. Boy, was I impressed! It was incredible what these young people achieved in the space of 48 hours, with the help of developers, mentors, coders and supporters.Read more

      Will King
    Will King CEO, King of Shaves; EiR
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