Transform SY

— This programme has completed all cohorts —

Entrepreneurs, change your world! Transform SY helps founders from South Yorkshire to unleash the entrepreneurial mindset, take better and smarter risks, become leaders and achieve their bespoke goals. Transform SY is delivered by Entrepreneurial Spark – we’ve helped thousands of entrepreneurs in the last 10 years, become one of them!

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What is Transform SY?

Do you want to change the world?

Transform SY is an accelerator for ambitious entrepreneurs from South Yorkshire who want to use entrepreneurship as a force to change theirs, and everyone’s world. Having just completed our second cohort in South Yorkshire, with a total of 30 local entrepreneurs supported in 2022, we are on the look out for more founders from our region to transform in 2023. Applications for Cohort 3 are open until January 4th 2023.

Who should apply?

✔️ Based in South Yorkshire

✔️ Tech-related business (including digital, manufacturing tech, materials tech, design tech, hardware, food tech etc.)

You do not have to be raising investment, we will work with entrepreneurs on a variety of growth goals. Social enterprises in tech are welcome too.

Applying is on a first-come-first-served basis, so don’t wait until the end to apply, do it now!

What will you get?

day intensive bootcamp to star the programme

minutes 1:1 coaching holding you accountable and keeping you set on your goals

workshops that will enable you to take action on your business

A network of entrepreneurs, both within Cohort 3 but also our 30 alumni

At Transform SY, our main message to entrepreneurs is ‘Become an excellent entrepreneur’, as this is what we want founders who join our programme to want to achieve.

However, what do we mean by ‘becoming an excellent entrepreneur’? For us, becoming an excellent entrepreneur means improving as a person, as an entrepreneur and as a leader simultaneously, being able to manage your time, emotions and actions to a degree where entrepreneurship brings you financial stability, professional fulfilment and leads to a better outcome for everyone around you.

What will we cover?

We will finalise the themes for these sessions once the cohort is confirmed and we have assessed your collective needs. Below is a list of some areas that we may cover by way of example:

✔️ Pitching Your Business Like a World-Class Entrepreneur

✔️ Building Disruptive Business Models

✔️ Taking Excellent Risks

✔️ Entrepreneurial Leadership

✔️ Personal Brand

✔️ Pricing Strategy

✔️ Negotiation Skills

Delivery & Format

Transform SY will start with a 2-day intensive in-person Boot Camp (10th and 11th January 2023). After that, we will run bi-weekly events every Thursday at 9am and an entrepreneurs’ 1:1 coaching will be scheduled according to their and the coach’s schedules, but it will also be bi-weekly. 

On average, we ask for 2 to 4 hours per week for participants on the programme


Who you’ll be working with

Mike Stephens

Mike Stephens

CEO @ Entrepreneurial Spark

Denislav Ivanov

Denislav Ivanov

Marketing & Community @ Entrepreneurial Spark

Ready to Transform?

Join this programme and become part of the TEAM SY community. Take your startup to the next level with our support.