Spark it ⚡

A tailor-made mentoring program to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators. Join the tribe, it's free, driven by the simple fact that we love tech, passionate founders and crazy projects.

Applications are closed.

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What is it?

A program for tech-savvy people who are under 25 years old, building a prototype by themselves , and in love with their project. We understand what you are going through because, we've been through it a few times already! 😉

How much is it?

It's completely free. At Sparkmate, one of our missions is to empower the next wave of entrepreneurs and innovators ❤️

How does it work?

🛠️ Use Sparkmate's prototyping methodology to release and test 6 versions of the product. Every 5 weeks you'll have a mentoring appointment with one of Sparkmate's members to discuss progress  These meetings will take place in our office which is here (some can be done remotely if needed).

🧠 Get access to our skills and methodology! We will keep in touch between the meetings, you can ask whatever questions you have and unlock your potential.

🏢 Use our tools (softwares, CNC machine, 3D printers...) and office! If our machines are available we’re more than happy to let you use them, and it’s the same for our office - feel free to organise clients meetings, etc. at our place.

🤝 Get help from our network of suppliers, partners and manufacturers... We've been in the business world for a few years already and we will introduce you to the partners you need!

⚡ And many other cool things!

What are the criteria to apply?

1. A strong desire to build your product yourself

2. You’re the one who makes the prototype (even a no-code version of it)

3. You already have a first working version of your product and want to take it to the next level

How to apply?

1.  Fill out a form answering simple questions about yourself and your project!

2. Take our online personality test!

3. If you’re preselected, you’ll be invited to join us for a face-to-face interview
Applications are closed 🙋

A message from Morgan, Sparkmate's CEO

While chatting about product development with one of my very first interns, Thibault, who is now starting his own company “Escalib” I had the idea of launching a mentoring program for young entrepreneurs who are currently building their product! Thibault is an engineer and he was asking me for my thoughts on a design studio he wanted to ask to build a professional version of his product! I was like what the fuck, why can’t you do it yourself? Are you a maker or not? A design studio will charge you a fortune for something you can do by yourself!

At the time Thibault had only prototypes made of Legos, he’d won tons of innovation contests with them but nothing was really operational! Instead of going to see a design studio I offered that he come to the office on a regular basis and that I’d spend some time with him in order to help him build an operational version of his prototype, something that could be tested and maybe sold - Spark it was born! We tested during the summer, Thibault was super happy and so we’re gonna now onboard 3 more entrepreneurs into Spark it!

In my mind product dev works when you keep a steady rhythm! So every product builder that joins SparkIt will have to deliver a new version of their product every 5 weeks (the same rhythm as we do at Sparkmate), for an undetermined period (TBD, haha). We will take some time to do a product review, check what could be improved, what new features could be developed.... In addition to all this we will provide access to Sparkmate's tools and machines (testing infrastructure, CNC machines, 3D printers,...), share our global network of manufacturers, service providers, investors... and bring them into our community of product builders to share good moments together with the Sparkmate Team #CaringIsSharing

My goal with this program is to help young entrepreneurs build their dream product - we aren’t charging anything, it’s all purely pro-bono! Our mission is to empower the next wave of entrepreneurs and innovators and Spark it is part of that! And I also want to see if the Sparkmate Way of developing products works well with product builders who are not part of Sparkmate.
Morgan PelissierSparkmate's CEO