The UK is one of the top places in the world to become an entrepreneur and UK Trade & Investment, a government department, is running a competition to win places on the Sirius Programme. The Sirius Programme is one of the most comprehensive start-up support packages offered globally.
Successful entrepreneurs require not only a ground-breaking product or service idea, but the necessary tools to test their innovation, fully exploit its potential, attract investment and launch it successfully to the market. Choosing to develop your business in the UK will provide you with access to expertise in all these areas, and so much more.
Lord Bilimoria chose to set up Cobra Beer in the UK after coming to study at Cambridge University. 24 years later, Lord Bilimoria still believes the UK is the best place in the world to start a business.
A place for creators, innovators and pioneers to thrive
A cosmopolitan environment
A place for growing businesses
A vibrant ecosystem
Do you want to set up headquarters in an entrepreneurial hub like the UK as a long term plan to grow your startup?
Successful entrepreneurs require not only a groundbreaking product or service idea, but the necessary tools to test their innovation, fully exploit its potential, attract investment and launch it successfully to the market. Choosing to develop your business in the UK will provide you with access to expertise in all these areas, and so much more.
Sirius offers a support package for teams to build their companies in the UK:
What if you were offered all of this, and the ability to keep all of the equity in your business?
Successful applicants will receive the right mentorship, networks and support to help you build a successful business in the UK...
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Smart Cookie, an award-winning specialist creative technology agency benefited from UKTI initiatives, including the Passport to Export programme, to expand its client base in the USA. Thanks to new business from this market, the company has increased its staff from ten to 40 and its turnover from £1.1 million to £3 million. Passport to Exports is an export assessment and support programme for small and medium-sized enterprises.
|Step 1:||Set up - meet with UKTI and the host accelerator and start getting support right away|
|Step 2:||Intense accelerator programme of networking, mentorship, training and support in gaining customers and investment|
|Step 3:||Post-accelerator phase - grow your business and scale|
|Step 4:||Into the second year - benefits of ongoing support networks and access to finance.|
Applicants must be a Team of either 2 or 3 Co-Founders and /or Directors. The full Team must re-locate to the UK.
Apply to Sirius if you are a team of International Graduates (BA, BSc, MA, MSc, MBA, MPhil, PhD etc.):
(1) International Graduate Teams - only 1 Team Member can be a UK Citizen.
For example a team of:
(2) International Graduate Teams - only 1 Team Member can have graduated before 2012.
For example a team of:
If successful, teams must:
For Terms and Conditions click here