SPARK is a flagship entrepreneur program at Misk—a 6-week, fast-paced program that harnesses the know-how of world-leading entrepreneurial experts to help take you from idea to viable business plan. SPARK is also an entrepreneur competition that results in the top 10 entrepreneur finalists pitching to a panel of judges with the top 5 walking away with SAR 50,000.
If you are in your idea stage in your entrepreneurial journey, SPARK will not only make you a better entrepreneur, but help you clarify what matters most for your idea to succeed. You will discover your idea’s weaknesses and strengths and learn how to think more strategically about your problem and solution, how you make money (business model), how to validate your idea in the market and to build a realistic roadmap. SPARK is a must-attend program for every aspiring entrepreneur.
SPARK walks you step-by-step through the very best entrepreneurial practices every week including:
Week 1: Discover how to articulate your idea’s problem and solution in a powerful, succinct way.
Week 2: Explore the most viable pathways to making money, explore finance and potential business models.
Week 3: Uncover the best ways to validate your idea in the market.
Week 4: Build a clear roadmap that will help you take the necessary steps for your idea’s success and discover how to pitch your startup story to wow stakeholders.
Week 5: Practice, refine, and prepare.
Week 6: Final pitch submission.
On day one, you’ll be given a pitch deck template that will help you organize your brand’s story, and at the end of each week you’ll have an opportunity to pitch a portion of your deck via video. By the end of the program, you’ll be pitching your deck in just 10 short minutes or less.
Aspiring Entrepreneurs will meet twice per week for 2-hours per session. In the first meeting, you’ll do a deep dive into the 4 critical entrepreneur sections. In the second meeting, you’ll meet world-leading entrepreneurs that will guide you thru best practices in a fun and engaging open panel style session. Plus, every week you’ll have additional opportunities to meet with leading entrepreneur coaches that can answer questions and help you refine every part of your pitch.
If you're ready to roll up your sleeves and spend time (2+ hours every day) getting your project from idea to viable business plan, SPARK is probably a good fit for you. We are looking for people that want to have a positive impact on the Kingdom and the world with the biggest or brightest new ideas. If that’s you — SPARK is ready to take you to the next level.
While teams can attend the weekly sessions, only one representative of the team can apply.
If you are unsure who to choose to represent the team, select the team member who is the most fluent in English, feels comfortable pitching the idea, and has the time to record and submit the weekly assignments.
Yes, the certificate will be in the name of the team member representing the team in the program.
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