SPARK Business Accelerator

Since August of 2011, 260 women have completed the program with skills needed to launch a small business. Over ninety businesses have been successfully launched thanks to our corporate and individual sponsors, facilitators, mentors, class coordinators, and especially SCORE and the North Central ISBDC (Indiana Small Business Development Center).  


To cultivate the entrepreneurial capacity of women with a combination of personal education, business training, and ongoing professional mentoring to sustainably advance beyond socio-economic boundaries and achieve self-sufficiency.

You can make your dream a reality. SPARK provides intensive business training and personal development inside a supportive cohort model. The program includes training in financial accounting and management, planning, marketing and other business skills that will give you the tools necessary to start or expand your own business.

Course Information

  • Information sessions, application, and interview process begin in June each year.
  • SPARK is a 14-week course that meets twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 2.5 hours each class beginning early September and extending through early December. Homework assignments require an additional 4-6 hours of work per week.
  • There is a $25 non-refundable application fee to apply and the cost of the program is $325 (non-refundable) due upon acceptance into the program (installment plan available.) These fees are subject to change.

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