A new business accelerator hub will be opening in central Milton Keynes – and its backers are inviting entrepreneurs to apply for a place.
Nat West and business accelerator Entrepreneurial Spark will be opening the hub at the bank’s Silbury Boulevard offices this August.
The new hub – or Hatchery – will provide free support, mentoring, networking and office accommodation for around 80 start-ups.
Access will include physical office space with superfast internet; a start-up ‘bootcamp’; dedicated mentoring and regular events, workshops and training – all free.
Businesses will also get access to Entrepreneurial Spark’s ‘Secret Sauce’ enablement programme which works with businesses to develop the mind-sets and behaviours that make a successful entrepreneurial leader.
Applications are welcomed from any sector – from idea and early-stage businesses to those already trading and generating revenue – with the only criteria being a strong desire to want to grow and scale their business.
Dave Simpson, head of KPMG Enterprise in Milton Keynes, said: “It’s great news that there is a new Entrepreneurial Spark hatchery coming to Milton Keynes.”
For more information on the Milton Keynes hub and details of how to apply visit www.entrepreneurial-spark.com