Virgin StartUp Live: we're on a mission to fund your business


Forget Silicon roundabout, Tech City is old news. We’re not happy with startups confined to one area, we’re going to show the whole country is gripped by entrepreneurship – the exclusive and FREE Virgin StartUp Live tour is heading to a city near you.

As our economy shakes off the recession, entrepreneurship has become new rock and roll and we’re heading out on a tour to make sure entrepreneurs from Portsmouth to Birmingham and up to the North East have access to the funding and support they need to make their business dreams a reality.

We’ve already funded hundreds of businesses such as Lexie Sport or Yucoco and given out over £700,000 worth of cash in the process, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. If you have a business idea or are already running a business in its first year of trading then we can give you funding ranging from £500 - £25,000 and match you with your very own mentor to help you sidestep any problems that come your way.

The #VSULive tour dates are below - these events will include inspiring talks from some of the most exciting entrepreneurs from each area and Virgin StartUp experts will be on hand to talk through the loan application process.

Full list of dates and locations below - register your interest now.

Virgin StartUp Live: Birmingham

1st July 2014, Fazeley Sudios

Virgin StartUp Live: Leicester

3rd July 2014, The Curve

Virgin StartUp Live: North East

8th July 2014, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Virgin StartUp Live: Cambridge 

4th September 2014, venue tbc

Virgin StartUp Live: Bristol

9th September 2014, Watershed

Virgin StartUp Live: Portsmouth

16th October 2014, venue tbc

Virgin StartUp Live: Sheffield

30th October 2014, venue tbc

Virgin StartUp Live: Liverpool

11th November 2014, venue tbc