Third programme launched in business press

October 01

A record number of entrepreneurs have made it onto Spark Up's third programme, as reported in the Liverpool Echo

Today (Thursday 1st October) we welcome forty new entrpreneurs to Spark Up HQ at the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, to our third programme in just as many years. 

They will take part in a two day boot camp, offering an introduction to key business themes, as well as workshops, seminars and master classes led by Spark Up’s resident experts and mentors.

Spark Up benefits from a network of more than 50 Liverpool-based business leaders and experts, who give their time to develop the city’s newest entrepreneurial talents.

The third programme will also see the return of five of this year’s previous entrepreneurs who will undertake a series of ‘incubator’ sessions. These will focus directly on business growth and development, and will be tailored towards the individual needs of each business.

To date, Spark Up has generated more than £400,000 worth of investment opportunities, created 45 new jobs locally and increased collective turnover by 163%.

Founder Jenny Stewart hopes this latest programme, will help push investment levels over the half a million pound mark.

She said: “Yet again I am astounded by the volume, diversity and quality of the businesses coming forward to take part in Spark Up. Each and every one of them has demonstrated an entrepreneurial spark and a determination to drive their business, no matter what that business is, to success.

“The fact that we are about to enter our third programme in just as many years, demonstrates the huge potential of Liverpool’s start-up talent and proves that as a city we really are leading the way in encouraging a entrepreneurship and business growth.

“This time round our programme is slightly different. It’s shorter for a start, but it also offers a more intensive format, with a key focus on developing a working and scalable business model.

“I look forward to welcoming all forty of our new entrepreneurs, as well as some familiar faces and hope they are ready to take on the challenges and opportunities that Spark Up will provide for them.”

The full story was reported in the Liverpool Echo as well as on regional business news site YB News. 

We will be introducing you to our enptrepeneurs over the next few days so keep an eye out for their blogs and make sure you are following our story on twitter @SparkUpNow




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