Virgin StartUp team up with Crowdfunder and JC Decaux

We’re on a mission to help Britain’s startups be even greater.  That’s why we’re partnering with the UK's number one crowdfunding platform, Crowdfunder, and the world’s leading outdoor advertising company, JC Decaux, to help more entrepreneurs be supported, funded and noticed!

Now, when you raise funding through Crowdfunder it can be potentially match funded or more with a Virgin StartUp loan. If you’ve proven your idea is good enough for the crowd then that’s market validation in our eyes and as long as you’re eligible for funding from us, you’ll be able to get business advice, a Virgin StartUp loan and a mentor for 12 months to help take your business to the next level.

"The great thing about being an entrepreneur today is the vast array of funding options available. The partnership between Crowdfunder and Virgin StartUp is a unique way for entrepreneurs to secure funding and receive the support and information they need to get their business ideas off the ground.” Virgin Group Founder, Sir Richard Branson.

But the support doesn’t stop there.  Once the funding is in place and you’re ready to shout about your business, you’ll also be able to apply for an exclusive deal with Nurture@JCDecaux. This deal could see your startup advertised across rail stations, bus stops and billboards all over the country.

Better yet, you could win this advertising campaign for free when you apply! Because seeing your business up in lights shouldn’t be an opportunity available to only the big brands – it’s time startups took center stage!

How it works?

Add your business idea to, “Ready, Steady, Grow” via this link. This is the first step to launching your crowdfunding campaign with Crowdfunder.

Meanwhile your details are sent to Virgin StartUp and Nurture@JCDecaux to see if you’re eligible.

Working together is key to success. It's not just funding and marketing. We're on hand to dish out all the advice and experience you need to make your business idea a real success, using industry mentors who know what it takes.

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