8th May 2015
Entrepreneurial Spark powered by NatWest Showcase Event
Filed Under: Business News, Events
NatWest recently announced a commitment to support the country’s entrepreneurs and pro-actively help them grown and develop. A key part of this announcement was a pledge to set up a network of eight business accelerator hubs in partnership with Entrepreneurial Spark – located in key cities across the UK, including Brighton. Entrepreneurial Spark have an enviable record in making start-ups a success with 82% of the businesses they work with still trading a year later compared to the usual 40% rate. Since 2012 they have supported 350 businesses with a combined turnover of £41m – creating over 1,000 jobs.
The unique accelerator and partnership with Entrepreneurial Spark will provide office space and access to fundamental services in bank premises, a 6-18 month programme of hands-on coaching and mentoring, a start-up ‘bootcamp’ and regular workshop events for up to 80 entrepreneurs at any one time. This service will be funded entirely by the bank and will be completely free of charge to entrepreneurs – and taking no equity.
Paul Thatcher attended the NatWest launch event in April and if you would like to find out more about their showcase and plans for the Brighton accelerator hub together with how you can apply for a place on 12 May 2015, 3pm to 5pm, please click:
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