Liverpool needs more entrepreneurs. Glow have sponsored Spark Up - a 100% private sector led and funded initiative launched yesterday to encourage and support entrepreneurs.

The programme offers business mentoring and coaching, workshops, office space, IT and facilities free of charge to those accepted.
The Spark Up pilot programme will begin in March 2014 with a first cohort of up to 20 new and young businesses from the Liverpool City Region.

The programme received over 90 applications in the first few weeks and a third of the places have already been filled, less than a month from launch!

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Main sponsors include:

• Liverpool Chamber of Commerce
• Glow New Media
• The BIG Partnership
• Natwest
• Finance for Companies

Dr Nick Owen MBE, programme director of Spark Up, said: “The fantastic thing about the Scottish accelerator is its collaborative ethos. All too often business networks become counterproductive because they refuse to work together, restricting the avenues of support available to the start-ups they are working with and ultimately constricting their chance of survival. Through ESpark, Scotland’s business community has learned to work together and now has an exemplar start-up ecosystem. The rest of the UK would do well to sit up and take note.”

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