Richard Branson meets the latest businesses funded by Virgin StartUp
We've helped to create another four businesses and we're beaming from ear to ear. In fact, we're so proud that we've helped another four entrepreneurs realise their dream of launching their own business, that we invited them to meet the boss, Sir Richard Branson and showcase their products to Virgin Staff at the London leg of our #VirginHotHouse event.
Meet the Virgin StartUp companies
- Sophie Frost: - co-founder, Yucoco
Elevator pitch: Handmade chocolate creations that you can personalise with over 1 billion different combinations.
“They have been instrumental in launching our business, without Virgin StartUp it probably wouldn’t have happened.”
- Lily Rice – founder, Lexie Sport
Elevator pitch: British sportswear, designed by woman for women.
“Virgn StartUp is a great thing to get involved in. Not only do you get funding but you get a mentor too, who helped me loads with my business plan.”
- Darcy Ida – Founder, Ida Pod
Elevator pitch: Idapod provide photo booth hire services around the UK for events including weddings, christenings, birthdays and corporate parties.
“Virgin StartUp have helped me hugely with a Start Up Loan which has helped with my cashflow and marketing. It’s given me an opportunity to push my business in new directions."
- Violet Palmer, Founder, Violet Jay Hair Extensions
Elevator pitch: Human hair extensions and organic beauty products sourced ethically.
“Today my highlight was hearing the entrepreneurs speak and see all of the help an support they received through virgin helps t keep me motivated and see that I can be successful as well.”