UK’s largest ever monthly seed funding competition open again for June!

Every month, The Start-Up Series awards one ambitious early-stage business with £150,000 equity funding, extensive media coverage and more

The Start-Up Series competition is back for June with entries now open; giving your business the chance to win £150,000 in equity seed funding in the largest monthly competition of its kind.

Launched in partnership with experienced investors Worth Capital last October, each month The Start-Up Series offers one early-stage company every month the chance to win funding from a £1.8m Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) funding pot, alongside business support and extensive media coverage across Startups.co.uk.

The Start-Up Series has already named three winners, who have used the £150,000 prize and invaluable support to put exciting growth plans into action. These are:

Online property rental platform RentalStep won the inaugural October competition, with founder Mike Georgeson revealing that he will use the funding to launch a “rental revolution”.

Vegetarian fast-food brand Not Dogs – November’s winner – are ready to take their business nationwide, while December’s winning start-up Nuripod, the developer of an innovative portable baby food processor, has now launched and already has a range of other baby electrical products in the pipeline.

Whether you’re looking to accelerate growth, launch exciting new products, or hire essential talent, winning The Start-Up Series will give you the funding, expertise and exposure to fulfil your ambitions!

To be eligible for The Start-Up Series competition you must:

  • Be over the age of 18 and a UK citizen, running a UK-registered business.
  • Your business must have been in operation for 21 months or less
  • You must have fewer than £200,000 in gross assets and fewer than 25 employees.

If your application is successful you will be invited to take part in a video interview with Worth Capital and be required to submit a detailed business plan.

The deadline for June entries is Wednesday 14 June. You can find the competition timeline here.

What are you waiting for? Enter The Start-Up Series here!

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