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If you have a business or idea you wish to explore, and are interested in applying to the DEVELOP Programme, our SPARK Pre-Accelerator Workshop is the perfect place to start.

These are free to attend and designed to bring together scientists, technologists, entrepreneurs and professionals to explore the commercial viability of their ideas.

Over the course of the workshop, you will learn the ‘lean start-up’ and customer discovery methodology to create scalable opportunities for investment.

The workshop also provides an opportunity to informally discuss your idea or business with BioCity coaches, mentors and members of our investment team.

It is important that participants attend all elements of the workshop

Wednesday 29th August
13:00 – 17:00

Thursday 30th August
09:00 – 17:00

Friday 31st August
09:00 – 17:00

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Would I need to prepare anything beforehand?

You do not need to do any preparation beforehand, but you will be given the opportunity to talk about your business idea, generally, to the group (if you have one formulated). If you do not have a formalised business idea, you are still very much welcome to join in the process. Not all of the ideas presented will be worked on over the two days. The focus is on providing you with tools and methods to deliver your business.

  1. Do I need to bring anything with me?
    If you have a laptop, please bring it along.
  2. Will food be provided?
    Drinks, (tea, coffee and water) and lunch will be provided for as part of the event during all three days.
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ASCUS Lab Open Session