How will The Start-Up Series application process work?

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Week 1:

Applications open on

Enter your email address on The Start-Up Series portal to receive a simple online application form hosted by Worth Capital focused on the idea and the entrepreneur.

Week 2:

Applications close.

Week 3:

‘Qualifiers’ shortlisted by Worth Capital.

Week 4:

Qualifying entrants briefed for detailed business plan.

Details include business commercials, forecasts and management team profiles.

Week 5:

Qualifiers submit business plan questions via The Start-Up Series online portal.

(Week one of next application process will begin at this stage).

Week 6:

Entrepreneurs interviewed by Worth Capital via a telephone call.

This interview will stress test the business plan and assess the credibility of the team. 6-8 finalists will be identified by Worth Capital.

Week 7:

Half day ‘deep dive’ with each finalist in person.

This will be a minimum four hours per finalist, exploring the market, proposition, strategy, plans and credibility of the team, plus signing potential terms of the business.

Week 8:

One winner chosen by Worth Capital.

The winner will be informed but the announcement will not be made public.

Week 9-12:

Final due diligence carried out by the fund manager

Week 12 onwards:

Winners announced on and investment made.


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