Prize £ 5K
Funds 10 startups per year
Markets Energy Manufacturing Media Software Development Digital Media +5
Invests in Europe United Kingdom
Stoke-your-Growth will give up to 10 entrepreneurs from across the world an opportunity to start a business in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

Stoke-your-Growth Venture Challenge will give up to 10 entrepreneurs from across the world an opportunity to start a business in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.
The successful entrepreneurs (or teams of entrepreneurs) will be offered the following support after winning the initial business plan competition:

•An exciting financial package, comprising: an initial £5,000 seedcorn funding per team member; access to £10,000 unsecured loan funding for working capital per venture; and possible equity funding of up to £50,000 dependent on growth
•Help with securing a valid visa.
•Free accommodation in our enterprise centres for 26 weeks.
•Mentoring and support from established entrepreneurs through our local Chambers of Commerce. (North Staffordshire, Burton and District, Chase, and Lichfield and Tamworth)
•The chance to engage with Gr...
Stoke-your-Growth will give up to 10 entrepreneurs from across the world an opportunity to start a business in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

Stoke-your-Growth Venture Challenge will give up to 10 entrepreneurs from across the world an opportunity to start a business in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.
The successful entrepreneurs (or teams of entrepreneurs) will be offered the following support after winning the initial business plan competition:

•An exciting financial package, comprising: an initial £5,000 seedcorn funding per team member; access to £10,000 unsecured loan funding for working capital per venture; and possible equity funding of up to £50,000 dependent on growth
•Help with securing a valid visa.
•Free accommodation in our enterprise centres for 26 weeks.
•Mentoring and support from established entrepreneurs through our local Chambers of Commerce. (North Staffordshire, Burton and District, Chase, and Lichfield and Tamworth)
•The chance to engage with GrowthAccelerator, a prestigious high growth program.
•Access to research facilities from Keele and Staffordshire Universities, Imperial College London, and Lucideon (formerly Ceram Research)
•Direct access to larger equity funding to support continued growth of the business ventures.


How to apply

Visit our website for further details. www.stokestaffslep.org.uk/business-support/stoke-your-growth-venture-challenge/

Stoke-your-Growth Venture Challenge is supported by the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP and Stoke-on-Trent City Council through the Innovative Growth in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Regional Growth Fund.
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