Building Businesses & Backed by a Billionaire: Kieran Aitken, Founder of Orbit

Nov 27, 2019, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

On Wednesday 27th November, we're delighted to welcome Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker and Mentor to the next generation of entrepreneurs: Kieran Aitken of Orbit Enterprise Education. At the age of 22, he has built multiple successful business and achieved backing from noteworthy entrepreneurs such as billionaire Sir Tom Hunter. The story so far is incredible, but it's only just beginning...

In-person event

About this event

What you need to know:

Who: Kieran Aitken, Founder & Managing Director of Orbit

When: Wednesday 27th November 2019

Time: 6pm

Where: CMS, 1 W Regent St, Glasgow G2 1AP

What Else: Pizza, Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks and GREAT People

From the age of 11, Kieran Aitken has been entrepreneurial.

It all began with selling “anything legal” on the playground to make some extra money. At the age of 16, Kieran invested £150 in two portable pressure washers and subsequently started a subscription-based car valeting service in his area. Through hard work and tenacity, the car valet service grew to employ 9 people and make £10,000 in profits over its first year and a half in operation

At 17, Kieran hid behind billionaire entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter’s car and pitched the concept for Orbit to him in a car park.. 

Founded in 2015, Orbit is a Social Enterprise on a mission to mould the UK’s emerging entrepreneurial and entrepreneurial talent. Their Accelerator Programme combines world class training with a unique culture, resulting in an atmosphere bursting with positive energy, creativity and ambition. 

To date, Orbit has supported hundreds of teenagers to launch their own business and secure jobs in an industry of their own choice. In 2018, Orbit announced its partnerships with Ernst & Young, RBS, NatWest, and The Prince’s Trust and aims to complete its expansion to 10 UK locations by late 2019.

By the time Kieran was 19 he had built relationships with some of the UK’s wealthiest individuals and political leaders, and leveraged these to further the aims of the business.

Join us on 27 November to hear more about how a bipolar, 22 year old university drop-out is challenging the status quo in both education and business. The story so far is incredible, but it's only just beginning...

Check out what happened


  • Kieran Aitken

    Orbit Enterprise Education Ltd

    Managing Director



Wednesday, November 27, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM UTC


6:00 PMNetworking and Food
7:00 PMPanel Discussion
8:00 PMNetworking


  • Jude Duncan

    Startup Grind Glasgow

    Chapter Director

  • Jonathan Seaman

    Startup Grind Glasgow

    Chapter Director


  • Emma Loedel

    Startup Grind Glasgow

    Director Startup Grind Glasgow

  • Nick Murray

    Startup Grind Scotland

    Co-Director Startup Grind Scotland

  • Caro Melendez

    Head of Operations

  • Dec McLaughlin

    Startup Grind Scotland



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