Program Format
Online
Program Type
Instructor-paced
Program Start/End Date
26 Sep - 28 Nov 2023
Language
English
Enrollment Status
Applications close
Applications open
15 Aug 2023
Applications close
20 Sep 2023
Program Format
Online
Program Type
Instructor-paced
Program Start/End Date
26 Sep - 28 Nov 2023
Language
English
Certificate
Provided
Program Details

What is the SPARK Program? 

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.

Why do you need the SPARK Program? 

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. 

What you’ll learn at SPARK?

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.

 

SPARK Program flow

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.

Are you ready for SPARK? 

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.

Program Outlines
Pre-Work: Your Brand Story and Brand Positioning Statement
Your Problem and Solution: Discover how to articulate your idea’s problem and solution in a powerful, succinct way.
How will you Make Money: Explore the most viable pathways to making money, explore finance and potential business models.
Validating Your Idea: Uncover the best ways to validate your idea in the market.
Building Your Roadmap: 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.
Pitching Your Idea: pitch your idea, get extra coach feedback sessions, and submit the final version.
Announcements: Top 20, Top 20 Pitch off, Top 10, Top 10 Coaching 1:1
Announcements: Top 10 Coaching 1:1, Spark Tank, Top 5 announcement
Program Prerequisites
  • Saudi nationals or residents willing to test and launch in KSA
  • 18 years old or above when the course starts. 
  • Proficient in English (instruction, course materials, and your presentation will be in English). 
  • Dedicate at least 6 hours per week to attend sessions and build your video pitch 
Program Highlights
6 weeks
Live sessions over 6 weeks Program
Early entrepreneur level
No previous entrepreneurship experience required
Language
Available in English
Shareable certificate
Certificate upon completion
Virtual sessions
Fully online course
Skills You Will Gain
Branding
Idea articulation
Idea Validation
Pitch deck delivery
Roadmap Building
Program Achievements
1146
Enrollments
850
Graduates
95%
Knowledge gained
98%
Confidence gained
Program Outcomes
  • Define the problem that your project will solve
  • Build your brand
  • Develop your business model
  • Determine the right investment structure
  • Produce a robust pitch deck
Testimonials
Application Process
  1. Sign up
    Sign up to Misk Hub and create your profile
  2. Apply
    Select this program and click the apply button
  3. Evaluation
    a. We will review your application criteria and decide if this program is right for you. b. Shortlisted applicants will receive an email with further application instructions and requirements.
  4. Application confirmation
    Successful applicants will receive an email confirming their program enrollment. We will also share more program-specific information and details about your participation.
Frequently Asked Questions

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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