Entrepreneurial Spark is the world’s largest free business accelerator for early stage and growing ventures.
Entrepreneurial Spark® is has been created in partnership with RBS and Natwest to revive business start-up throughout the UK, through the development of entrepreneurial mindsets and behaviours. It is non- sectorial, equity free business growth accelerator based in physical spaces – Hatcheries.
Benefits include access to a collaborative office environment suitable for building teams – our Hatchery! Businesses in the Hatchery also receive free IT & wifi; access to business enablement and support from a pool of over 50 business mentors. There are ample opportunities to network during compulsory events, workshops, pitch practice and more.
The focus of the Entrepreneurial Spark programme is on the individual, developing entrepreneurial mindsets and behaviours to enable acceleration and growth
You can apply online and you will be invited for an interview. If successful and once accepted, you will sign an occupancy agreement. You and your team – if applicable – will then move into the Entrepreneurial Spark® Hatchery. There you will be supported and challenged daily by your Enabler to help you grow your business. You can stay within Entrepreneurial-Spark® for up to 6 months. If suitable and still capable of accelerating, there is the opportunity for you and your team to gain further support for an additional 12 months. Meaning High Impact start-ups can therefore stay with Entrepreneurial Spark® for up to 18 months. There are ample opportunities to network during compulsory events, workshops, pitch practice and more.
New businesses are accepted twice per year in February and August.