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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

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!

Henry Williams
Henry Williams

Henry has been writing for since 2015, covering everything from business finance and web builders to tax and red tape. He’s also contributed to many of our industry-renowned annual indexes, including Startups 100 and Young Guns, and created a number of the site’s popular how to guides. Before joining the team, he reviewed films for a culture website, and still harbours ambitions of being a screenwriter.


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