The Spark

The Mindset Revolution isnt Just for the UK

Little did we know when we flew to Brindisi, Italy this time last week that we would find a vibrant entrepreneurial community in the gorgeous region of Puglia. When asked to speak at the Ready to START – Wake UP event we have to admit to knowing very little about the area. However, what we…
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7 Ways to Fail at Innovation

“Innovation” is an over-used and little understood buzz-word right now. In fact, in research on 20 large UK companies’ annual accounts, the word is used a total of 237 times. However, few of the organisations that we speak to behind closed doors think they have cracked it, with inherited structural and cultural barriers being key…
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The Mindset Revolution: People People People

How many times have you heard these quotes in the workplace? “People buy people, not products.” “Our people are our biggest asset” “Our biggest cost line is Payroll” At Entrepreneurial Spark, our USP has always been centred around the individual in a business. We have worked with thousands of entrepreneurial leaders and it was evident…
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Altering the Way Corporates and Large Organisations Approach Innovation

If you were to offer to make staff more visionary, resilient, innovative, outcome-driven and collaborative, most organisations would bite your hand off. And yet so little development work is done in this area – with most training built to address hard skills gaps, rather than mindset gaps. Great entrepreneurs have all the above traits, and…
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The mindset revolution: not just accelerator hubs

Killer robots, time travel and eternal life – just some of the sci-fi related and, perhaps, more drastic predictions for our future. But self-driving cars, medical diagnosis by smart phone and living to 100 years of age are just some of the predictions we can all expect to experience sooner rather than later. Let’s face…
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Entrepreneurial Spark reveal big numbers in revolutionary Impact Report

Entrepreneurial Spark has launched it’s 2018 Impact Report which contains some impressive data proving that we are leading the entrepreneurial revolution. The data has been independently validated for the first time by Ipsos MORI Scotland, Beauhurst and Sopra Steria. The big numbers in the report are: We have now supported 3,868 start-ups Between them they…
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Entrepreneurial Spark announces transfer of accelerator programme in-house to NatWest as partnership reveals best economic impact ever

Today, Monday 19th February 2018, it has been announced that Entrepreneurial Spark and NatWest have reached an agreement to transfer their renowned business accelerator, run jointly for the past three years, in-house to the bank. The news comes on the day that the partnership announces its latest and most impressive impact report to date, reporting…
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