SPARK School

SPARK School

A program designed to help people turn their ideas into business.


TechSPARK, Engine Shed and SETsquared initiative made possible thanks to a grant from Natwest’s Skills and opportunities fund.

SPARK School is a comprehensive course for underrepresented people looking to start a business. The course will take members from the initial idea stage, through planning and finance management to pitching their ideas

Applicants should come from underrepresented backgrounds and have a tech-enabled and scalable business idea. We define underrepresented as anyone coming from a background that means not being a Middle-Class, Straight, White, Man.

SPARK School is currently in session. If you'd like to be contacted about future cohorts, please fill in this expression of interest form.

"I’m so excited to be able to announce a useful and accessible course designed specifically for those who have an incredible idea but are in need of help to turn it into a viable business."

Sarah Keates

Project Manager, SPARK School

"I am constantly surprised by the innovative new businesses here in Bristol and Bath. I’m looking forward to helping a new generation of exciting businesses and business leaders take their first steps."

Rick Chapman

Course Leader, SPARK School

SPARK School Partnership