World-First Academic Programme to Launch the Business Innovators of the Future

‘Future Leaders Lab’ brings together students aged 15-17 years from across the globe for a transformative leadership experience. Expert-led programme designed to launch the next big-name entrepreneurs.

Westbourne School has today announced a cutting-edge entrepreneurship programme for young people in the UK and across the world, aimed at creating the world’s next generation of business innovators.

The dynamic ‘Future Leaders Lab’ is a world-first programme presented by award-winning Westbourne School, one of the leading academic schools in the UK- in partnership with serial entrepreneur Adrian Johnson, Professor at World No1 Business Schoo, INSEAD.

With a focus on creating the elite business leaders of the future, Future Leaders Lab offers a unique opportunity for curious, motivated students, aged 15-17, to build first-class business acumen, alongside gaining access to some of the world’s most successful industry experts and a network of global contacts.

The highly competitive 1-week summer programme will run in Westbourne campuses in the UK and Singapore, and is open to the brightest young minds from across the globe. Applicants are encourages to “join a cohort of international explorers and adventurers in a transformative experience towards acquiring knowledge, insights, and the mindset to steer your way through the complexities the future will hold.”

Professor Adrian Johnson, Adjunct Professor and Programme Director at INSEAD, currently teaches MBA and Executive MBA courses at INSEAD in Fontainebleau and Singapore, and has been a teacher, judge and mentor for Startup and Sci-Teach Commercialisation Bootcamps.

Professor Johnson said today: “This is a very exciting moment for aspiring business changemakers. We’re looking for young talent with multicultural skills and the initiative to work, to solve problems and to help us grow our business all over the world. Young professionals who go through such a prestigious Summer School are prepared and confident in a way that really stands out.”


The immersive programme features real-world MBA case studies, team projects, business masterclasses, company visits, and reality show-style start-up stimulations. Nurturing entrepreneurship, strategy, leadership, negotiation and decision making, students, will also study the impact of AI on the future of enterprise, as well as visiting FTSE100/NASDAQ listed companies to witness first-hand the impact of new technologies on the business landscape.

Successful applicants have an unprecedented opportunity to build an international network of contacts from all 6 continents, growing skills and confidence to stand out in top university applications, and hit the ground running in their future careers, on the global stage.

Mr Gavin Clark, Principal at Westbourne College Singapore, said: “Offering exposure to leading business experts of this calibre, including FTSE100 and NASDAQ listed companies, coupled with one-to-one guidance on building this business skills that will undoubtedly kick-start their future careers, is unprecedented for this age group. We’re so proud to be launching such an ambitious and innovative programme, and we look forward to working with the very best students from the UK, Singapore, and around the world.”

The inaugural Future Leaders Lab takes place in Singapore (19th-23rd June 2023) and the UK (17th-21st July 2023). Interested students can apply via the website.