curriculum

Ignite growth and prepare to scale with essential business skills and support for early-stage entrepreneurs.

In this essential entrepreneurship curriculum, delivered through live and recorded online sessions, founders will develop the skills, tools, and mindset they need to take their startups to the next level of growth and gain traction in the market.

Seed Spark Approach

This five-month, all online, cohort-based program will cover five major themes and activities:

  1. Customer / Problem
  2. Value Proposition / Solution
  3. Partners / Markets
  4. Growth / Profit
  5. Business Model / Communication

Live Expert Sessions

Learning modules and activities will kick off with a live expert session. Experts will introduce the topic, give examples, and conduct group activities to help entrepreneurs gain insights to apply to their own ventures. Experts bring compelling local business examples and context to the core curriculum.

Online Learning

Online lecture videos, interview videos, caselets, activities, and toolkits are designed to help entrepreneurs immediately apply their new skills and insights to their own businesses.

1:1 Mentor Feedback and Peer Support

Every startup is eligible to receive mentorship support, which is linked to activity submission. Every mentor is a local business leader who is volunteering their time to interact and support an aspiring entrepreneur. Spark also curates peer groups to further support Spark founders.