This programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

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Start your business with Virgin StartUp

Do you need a little bit of help to turn your amazing idea into reality?

We're the Virgin Group's not-for-profit company, founded by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs just like you. We're here to provide advice, funding, mentoring and more, to help you to get your business off the ground.

Take a look at just some of the ways in which we can help.

Start Up Loans

A Start Up Loan is a personal loan for entrepreneurs looking to start or scale their business:

  • Borrow up to £25,000 per co-founder;
  • Borrow over 1-5 years at a rate of 6% fixed p.a;
  • No set up fee or early repayment penalties.

Every loan comes with one-to-one support from a business advisor and a mentor, hand-picked for your start-up.

Download the Virgin StartUp Business Plan Template

Taking that idea from your head and putting it down on paper will help you get organised and galvanise you into getting started. To help you along the way, we've created an awesome business plan template. Download it now.

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StepUp is a 4-day programme, delivered online, designed for founders who want to take their business to scale.

The programme includes a series of workshops and networking opportunities to help founders develop the skills and knowledge they need in order to take their business to the next level.

We have designed StepUp to focus on the areas of business which we know founders will get the most value from; Branding, sales, funding and investment.

Over the course of the 4 days (4-5 hours per day), participants will hear from a host of expert speakers and founders who have successfully scaled their start-ups.

Take a chance. It's the best way to test yourself. Have fun and push the boundaries.

Sir Richard Branson - Founder, Virgin Group