Entrepreneurial Spark Powered by NatWest is bringing its accelerator programme to Portsmouth for the first time and is looking for 100 entrepreneurs, to take part. The pilot accelerator – supported by Portsmouth City Council and the University of Portsmouth, with assistance from marketing agency Little Kanga and community interest company Shaping Portsmouth – is primarily aimed at pre-start and young business ventures, but it is also open to more mature businesses looking to kick-start growth. The three-month programme will run between September and December. It is free to participate! Participants will have access to resources including a two-day bootcamp, online learning modules, a monthly virtual group enablement session where to share ideas, and expert support from NatWest and key partners like KPMG Enterprise and Dell Technologies. A launch event with refreshments is being held at the University of Portsmouth Eldon Building from 5pm to 7pm on June 27 for would-be participants to find out more www.entrepreneurial-spark-portsmouth.eventbrite.co.uk