Virtual entrepreneurship course from Eton College open to secondary students

The live entrepreneurship course will run through EtonX, the famous college’s online technology company

Eton College has launched a live online entrepreneurship course for students aged 14–20, through its edtech subsidiary EtonX.

The course will allow students to develop and pitch their own business idea in a virtual classroom, and is made up of seven classes, interactive content, project work, and video advice from entrepreneurs.

Small teams of students will be taken through a process of identifying a business idea, developing a value proposition, refining the concept, and making a final pitch.

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Catherine Whitaker, CEO and head of learning at EtonX said: “Many teenagers are thinking about starting a company or simply want to know how a business idea is developed.

“Our virtual classroom and interactive content let students develop their idea week by week before they pitch it. They are guided by our expert tutors and gain inspiration throughout from startup founders, which will be challenging, but perhaps slightly less daunting than selling ideas to Sir Alan Sugar or one of the TV Dragons or Sharks.”

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The course has been developed through discussions with Eton College’s teachers and students from its Entrepreneurship Society who have benefitted from numerous competitions, activities and business insights from guest speakers. Self-study sections of the course also include insights from UK-based startup founders.

Part of EtonX’s Future Skills Programme, the course is one in a series of eight online soft skills courses accessible to teenagers and students across the world.

For more information, and to sign up, visit