Those in the team at Virgin StartUp

We’re delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Virgin Money that will see Virgin StartUp grow and expand the support that we provide to tens of thousands of founders each year in the UK.

Thanks to the support of Virgin Money, we’ll not only be keeping our monthly MeetUp events free for founders, but we’ll be working on exciting plans to make them bigger and better.  We’ll be launching a new flagship Masterclass series to help founders develop the skills they need to build better businesses and launching new ScaleUp programmes for those looking to take their businesses to the next level.  We’ll also be designing new tools and resources to help founders - whether they’re starting or growing their business - and a whole host of other things besides.

We know that there’s a lot that goes into starting a business and we’re here to help on all fronts - advice, access to funding, mentoring, training and sometimes just a friendly shoulder to lean on. 

Virgin StartUp has always been – and will always be – about empowering founders to start up and thrive.  As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, it’s why we do what we do.  Our new partnership with Virgin Money will allow us to provide more of this support, to more founders all around the country.  Small businesses are an essential part of our economic recovery, so it's great to be able to unlock more of this support at a time when founders need it most.

Virgin Money is a new full-service digital bank, bringing market-leading products and services to meet the business banking needs of founders at every stage, from startup to scaleup. Providing a consistently world-class experience through its leading technology platform and a national network of innovative stores – this new collaboration is built on a shared ambition to help entrepreneurial Britain thrive.