Virgin Atlantic is one of the world’s most popular airlines, founded by Sir Richard Branson in 1984.

Virgin Atlantic has joined Virgin StartUp on its mission to change the prospects of startups for good by offering exclusive deals and competitions to entrepreneurs who have received a Start Up Loan through Virgin StartUp.

This has included hosting a mentoring session between three Virgin StartUp-funded entrepreneurs and Sir Richard Branson on the brand’s inaugural flight to Detroit. They also supplied free air travel to Chicago for the winners of the Virgin StartUp Foodpreneur 2015 competition, where the winners pitched their business ideas to U.S supermarket, Target.