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Applications Are Open for Evolving Accelerator Hub

Applications Are Open for Evolving Accelerator Hub

Businesses across Leeds and Yorkshire are invited to join the next intake of a successful business accelerator programme.

Entrepreneurial Spark Powered By NatWest is currently accepting applications for its next intake of businesses to join the hub in Leeds in August.

The programme, which was launched in August 2015, has supported more than 3000 businesses UK wide and 320 in Leeds to realise their growth ambitions. More than 3,000 jobs have been created by its entrepreneurs and 85% of businesses are still trading compared to 40% nationally according to the 2017 Entrepreneurial Spark Impact Report.

Entrepreneurial Spark Powered By NatWest is passionate about supporting business as they grow and scale up. The programme is made up of four-stages which are tailored for a range of businesses from early stage start-ups to more established SMEs. These stages are:

  • Sprint – A three month programme designed to give more entrepreneurs the opportunity to access support to get their entrepreneurial idea off the ground
  • Enable – Up to a 6 month programme based on establishing a solid foundation for a scalable, profitable and repeatable business model.
  • Growth –Up to a 6 month programme aimed at identifying and bridging the gaps in a business model giving the entrepreneurs the confidence to go out there and truly accelerate the business and reach aspirational goals.
  • Scale – Up to a 6 month programme focused on identifying the elements that present the biggest scale up opportunity, facilitating access to funding, guidance to building infrastructure and analysing success.

Underpinning all of these offerings is the wrap round support which is focused on the entrepreneurial leader to ensure they remain focused, accountable and on track to achieve their aspirations.

If you know of any business that wants to scale up or receive support from partners such as Natwest, KPMG, Dell, EMS or Pinsent Masons and the incredible enablement of Entrepreneurial Spark staff, please encourage them to apply using the following link: