CitySpark Workshops

A four weeks programme to help you develop your idea and take it to the next stage.

The workshops are a great way for those with business knowledge to reinforce their expertise but they are also a really good stepping stone for those coming from different areas of study.

A four week workshop programme open to City students, graduate and alumni looking to start and develop their business idea or anyone who may want to develop, test and improve their business ideas prior to the CitySpark Grand Final.

We welcome anyone to attend our workshops however note that the CitySpark competition itself is only open to the City community (terms and conditions apply). These workshops will help increase your chances of winning one of the 5 x £5,000 awards.

Delivered on Wednesday afternoons from 2pm until 4pm, these lively and engaging workshops will introduce you to the tools you can use to and provide hands-on tips and advice for founders to validate their thinking, build a strong business case and work towards success in this year’s CitySpark competition.


In each workshop, we will introduce a tool or an exercise to help you build a strong understanding of all the key areas of your startup idea. We will then want you to work with us, using these tools, to build a strong base and a sturdy structure to build your business on.

Workshop Date Booking link
Coming Up With A Good Business Idea 02/03/2022 Register here
Creating A Unique Value Proposition 09/03/2022 Register here
Building A Marketing Strategy 16/03/2022 Register here
Writing An Excellent CitySpark Application 22/03/2022 Register here

Upcoming Workshops:

To stay up to date with all of our workshops and competition update please check our CitySpark site.


  • Become part of the CityVentures / CitySpark Community and meet likeminded student and alumni eager to start a business.
  • Improve your business idea and acquire the information needed to build a strong business plan and improve your entrepreneurial skills
  • Improve your chances of winning one of the 5 x £5,000 Awards in the CitySpark Grand Final.

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If you have a really good business idea but don't know what to do next, or you already have a business but need advice on how to scale, then book an appointment with one of the team to discuss it further.

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