Bootcamp for bright sparks

The "hatchery" opens on Monday (August 10).

Screen Shot 2015-08-08 at 21.39.16The "hatchery" opens on Monday (August 10). But the "chiclets" have already had a taste of what life will be like. About 80 would-be entrepreneurs took part in a bootcamp organised as part of a start-up programme run by Entrepreneurial Spark and NatWest at the bank's offices in Preston Road. Jim Duffy, chief executive of Entrepreneurial Spark - the world's biggest free business accelerator – was joined by Greg Hadfield, consulting editor of Brighton and Hove Independent, to judge an X-factor-style exercise to help participants to pitch business ideas.

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