Bring Your Ideas to Life with the Spark Awards Programme

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The Spark Award programme is set to return for 2020 with a new digital delivery.

Are you ready to dive into the world of start-ups?

Spark Award has returned for 2020, with an all new digital programme. The 10 week introduction to business start-up programme has been designed in partnership with The Growth Works, to teach attendees all the foundational skills needed to kickstart their own business. At the end of the programme, attendees will have developed a completed business plan and pitch-deck in preparation to pitch for up to £500 seed funding to test their ideas.

In light of the shift to virtual learning as a response to Covid-19, the new Spark programme will be delivered virtually through a series of webinars and group meetings, meaning individuals can join the programme from wherever they are in the world.  Alongside this, we have developed a new online platform to support the delivery of Spark. Through this platform, individuals can work with fellow attendees, stay in contact with facilitators and the Enterprise Support Team, and develop their pitch decks through weekly task submission.

The Spark Award Programme is open to all students, staff members, and recent graduates of Oxford Brookes University. 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!

Applications close at midnight on 23 September - Apply Now

Spark Webinars are open to all, to book your ticket visit

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