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CitySpark Workshops

What is it?

The CitySpark Workshops series is a 5-week workshop programme for student and graduate entrepreneurs who want to develop, test, and improve their business ideas prior to entry in the CitySpark Grand Final in Spring 2018 and increase their chances of winning one of the 5 x £5000 awards.

Delivered on Wednesday late afternoons from 4.00pm until 6.00pm, these lively and engaging workshops will introduce you to the best tools and provide hands-on tips and advice for founders to validate their thinking, build a strong business case and work towards success in stage two of this year's CitySpark competition.


In each workshop we will introduce a tool or an exercise to help you build a strong understanding of all the key areas of your startup idea. We will then want you to work with us, using these tools, to build a strong base and a sturdy structure to build your business on.

Past Workshops:

21 Feb - Business Model Canvas

28 Feb - Value Proposition Canvas

7 March - Digital Marketing Canvas

Upcoming Workshops

14 March - Pitching- Register Here

Pitching Workshop - Special Guest: Elle McIntosh, co-founder of Twipes
This week's workshop helps you create and deliver the best pitch for your business. Whether it is pitching for investment, in competitions or in front of your friends to find a co-founder, having a clear explanation of what your company is will help you to achieve your goals! We'll cover everything from body language to slide content and, in the second half of the workshop, Elle McIntosh, winner of multiple competitions and pitcher par excellence, will join us to talk about her experiences pitching in competitions and the way her presentation skills developed over time!

21 March - CitySpark Entry Form


- Become part of the CitySpark Community and meet like minded student and alumni eager to start a business

- Improve your business idea and aquire the information needed to build a strong business plan and improve your pitching skills

-Improve your chances of winning one of the 5 x £5000 Awards in the CitySpark Grand Final!