“The Sirius Programme launched in September 2013 and attracted international graduate entrepreneurs from over 93 countries. There are currently close to 50 companies on the Sirius Programme, with high-growth potential and innovative ideas. To date £6.3 million equity investment has been raised ,with a total valuation of £40.5 million. Prestigious awards and prizes won by the companies is close to £2 million. You can find out more about all of the Sirius companies our participants brochure.” SIRUIS Programme website
FB Start by Facebook
“Whichit is winner for EMEA region of the first annual FbStart Apps of the Year awards, which recognize the most successful mobile apps from FbStart, Facebook’s global program offering free tools and services for mobile app developers. The App of the Year grand prize winner receives $50,000 in cash and $25,000 in Facebook Ad Credit, and the other winners will each receive $5,000 in cash and $5,000 in Facebook Ad Credit. Apps were judged across four principles: growth and engagement, experience and design, efficiency at scale and leveraging Facebook’s platform. Facebook Newsroom
SMART TSB by Innovate UK
“Innovate UK Smart is a grant scheme which offers funding to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to engage in R&D projects in the strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology, from which successful new products, processes and services could emerge.
The scheme supports SMEs carrying out R&D which offers potentially significant rewards and that could stimulate UK economic growth.” Innovate UK website
Pitch@Palace People's Choice by The Duke of York
"The Duke of York founded Pitch@Palace to support Entrepreneurs with the amplification and acceleration of their business ideas by connecting them with potential supporters including CEOs, Angels, Mentors, and key Business Partners. Pitch@Palace takes place twice a year at St. James's Palace and between 12 and 15 UK Entrepreneurs pitch to an audience of around 300 CEOs, Angels, Mentors, and key Business Partners. Pitch@Palace website