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Spark Training Program

Open To All

All registrants receive the first four Spark Training sessions: “Developing Your Idea While Managing Risks”; “Business Model Canvas Introduction”; “Finance: What You Need to Know”; and "Storytelling and Presenting." These live online classes offer business-building skills and support to help accelerate the development of your business.

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Pitch Training

Then, shortlisted applicants receive Pitch Training, to prepare for the final round of Spark when finalists present to judges. Training is tailored to provide the support and guidance you need the most. Participation in training is viewed positively by judges in the final scoring.

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Spark training dates are shown below. All sessions are delivered via Zoom at 5:00 pm AT, recorded, and available for one week after the date. Although online, sessions are live, and participants can ask questions and benefit from a high level of engagement.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Developing Your Idea While Managing Risks  5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 2, 2024
Business Model Canvas Intro  5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Finance - What You Need to Know  5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 16, 2024
Storytelling and Presenting  5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Intellectual Property 101  5:00 – 6:30 p.m.