Come and take your business from idea to reality with Virgin StartUp!

Taking that first step to turn your idea into a business can feel overwhelming, whether giant leap or tiptoe. You might be wondering where to start, where you’ll go next, or even whether it’s the right idea at all.

Luckily, this is where we come in. Your first step doesn’t have to be a terrifying jump into the unknown; now it can be a fun evening at Virgin HQ with other determined entrepreneurs and the StartUp team, where you’ll get to talk about your ideas, share your thoughts and fears, and get a dose of practical advice from business advisors who’ve been in your position before.

At this evening workshop, we’ll be talking you through the practical bits – such as how you can forecast sales, and how you can create a super business plan that will see you approach your business dream with a new confidence and get funding from us. You’ll also get the chance to meet loads of other entrepreneurs at the same stage as you, who might become contacts, customers, or friends.

The evening will cover:

Business planning. Creating a solid plan and you’ve given yourself the best possible start. We’ll talk about why it’s important, and how to create one that both maps out your business clearly and impresses anyone you pitch to.

Financial forecasts. It’s important to know where your money is coming from – and where it’s going. Forecasting helps you plan ahead, avoiding any bad cashflow surprises.

Funding. Our loan scheme is government-backed, with a low fixed-rate interest and a flexible payback plan. With our help you can access the funding you need to get your business off the ground.

Mentoring. We don’t just give you advice and cash; we’ll also match you with the perfect mentor, who’ll meet with you face to face, provide you with invaluable advice, and generally have your back.

This is what we’re all about at Virgin StartUp; giving new businesses the resources to become the iconic brands of the future. We’ve already given away millions of pounds in funding, and we’re hungry to create more businesses, show aspiring entrepreneurs that it is possible, and provide the best possible foundation for starting out on your own.

Want to get started? Just book your ticket here, turn up on October 8th, and know you’ve taken that first step already. And if you want to get a head-start, head over to our website and register here before the event.