Enterprise support

  • Spark award

    Are you ready to dive into the world of start-up? Breathe your entrepreneurial dreams to life! Spark Award is a 9-week introduction to business start-up programme. Each week you will learn the foundational skills to best position you to begin your entrepreneurial journey.

  • With our step-by-step programme and innovative online platform, you will have developed your idea into a scalable venture, and will walk away with a pitch deck and basic business plan.

    Delivered in partnership with The Growth Works, the programme equips you with all the skills you need to kickstart your business, and at the end of the programme you will get the opportunity to pitch for £500 seed funding to make your ideas happen!

    Our unique hybrid delivery is designed to fit around your studies, with a combination of webinars and online meetings, you will get to interact with experts, successful alumni, and other like-minded people on the same path as you. Our digital platform gives you a place to build and develop your ideas, receive direct feedback from the team and the opportunity to expand your network with others on the programme.

    This is an incredible opportunity for anyone that wants to gain valuable mentoring, expert training and the funds to test and develop your idea in a low-risk way!

    Interested? Register Your Interest for a place next semester

    Want to find out more? Book a 1:1 with a member of the team.

  • Spark Award programme 19 January - 23 March 2021

    Lean Start-up Method and Mindset - Your Why, How and What

    Week One - Concept

    Friday 22nd January, 13:00

    In this first session we will dive deeper into your idea to really understand what it’s all about, what problems it’s solving and how it’s doing that.

    Understanding Customers - Creating Products and Solutions that Sell.

    Week Two - Customer

    Friday 29th January, 13:00

    Your customers are at the heart of your business, but do you know who they are? This session answers just that, identifying who your customers really are, why they want to buy from you and how you will market to them

    Money 101- What will it really cost to start-up?

    Week 3 - Competition

    Friday 5th February, 13:00

    A little competition is good, as long as you know who your competition is. In this session we will discuss the importance of competition, and how to position yourself to be competitive..

    Intellectual property:Protect your Idea & Boost your Business Growth

    Week 4 - Compatibility

    Friday 12 February, 13:00

    This session is all about you. We will be exploring the entrepreneurial mindset and asking why you? We will also be looking at how to build a winning team for your business. 

    Branding - Design your Business Model & Align your Goals for Success

    Week 5 - Contents

    Friday 19 February, 13:00

    Now you know more about your business, what do you need to make your ideas happen? Week 6 is all about figuring that out so you can take your first steps into the venture with confidence

    Pitch Perfect - Learn how to deliver an impactful pitch

    Week 6 - Cash

    Friday 26 February, 13:00

    Understanding finances is a daunting part of setting up a business, but it doesnt need to be. In this session we will explore finances in a simple and direct way, to show you what your financial forecast looks like


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