Chief Executive Optimist at ESpark
Entrepreneurial Spark® is The World’s Largest Free Business Accelerator for early stage and growing ventures. Working in a collaborative office environment suitable for building teams, businesses will receive free IT & wifi, access to business advice and support with a pool of over 50 specialised mentors, networking opportunities, workshops, pitch practice and more. Packed in to a support programme lasting up to 18 months, aimed at making businesses more investable – the focus will be on the individual, developing entrepreneurial mindsets and behaviours to enable acceleration and growth #GoDo.
We welcome applicants from idea, early stage businesses and to those who have been trading up to 5 years and/or have a £1 million turnover.
Our vision is to create an entrepreneurial revival across the UK.
ESpark’ programme provides tailored support to idea stage through to growth stage businesses. Starting with a 5 day bootcamp providing entrepreneurs with skills in Value Proposition, Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Leadership and Entrepreneurial Mindset and Behaviours. Then applying these new skills practically in an apprentice style challenge throughout the week ending in a pitching competition to a panel of dragon’s den style judges.
Welcome to ESpark! Day one begins with an introduction to ESpark this is when you hear about the workshops, tools, training and support the ESpark team will offer you.
For 6 months you will be supported, challenged and guided towards growing your business or developing your idea. Receive regular and meetings with the ESpark team to help you set and meet your goals. Have the opportunity to attend workshops in PR, employment and investment etc. Attend clinics run by our ambassadors such as Harper Macleod, RBS etc. Entrepreneurial Spark will provide you with as many opportunities as we can but it’s up to you to take them. ESpark goal is to help you grow your business.
At the end of your 6 months you will be able to apply for further support providing you can prove to the ESpark team that your business can continue to grow.
Got a business idea? Check out our infographic then why not take our Quiz to see if you are ready to get accelerated!
Check your eligibility by taking our online quiz.
Complete our online application form (it's easy we promise.)
The pitch. Your best 60 seconds on your business.
Next, our team will speed interview you. Like speed dating...but a bit more challenging!
Lastly, we'll make a collective decision.
We have lots of great opportunities for you to attend our events, meet fellow entrepreneurs, network with our ambassadors and hear how ESpark can support you.
To get involved take a look at our upcoming events click here.
For more information on any of our events please email Kelly@entrepreneurial-spark.com or call 0141 418 9120.
Working with ESpark is an opportunity to contribute to and be a part of a growing community of innovative and ambitious businesses - it is by turns surprising, inspiring, enriching, fun and frustrating but most of all collaborative.
Meet our sparky and committed ESpark enablement team, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
Chief Executive Optimist at ESpark
Co Founder of Entrepreneurial-Spark
Chief Solutions Officer
West Coast Enabler
Our partnership with ESpark has been the catalyst to make us better understand the entrepreneur’s mindset and behaviours and think differently about the pivotal part we can play in enabling the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Royal Bank of Scotland
All we ask is that you don’t drop by for a visit. We don’t accept walk in meetings, but you can always reach us.