Early stage

Programmes, guides and inspiration tailored to you

Does your company have a live product in the market, with some customer traction, and have you raised less than £2m of investment? 

You’re an early-stage startup with great scaling potential!

Rising Stars

Take your startup to the next level with Rising Stars, the UK's newest and most exciting pitch competition. Designed with ambitious tech founders in mind, Rising Stars is on a mission to find the UK’s most promising early-stage startups and take them to the next level.

Find out more and apply, here.

Guides and startup stories for early-stage companies

We’re busy building two programmes for early-stage tech companies in the UK. Having piloted Founders’ Network and the Northern Stars pitch competition in the North of England with great success, we’re going to be rolling them out across the country.

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Companies that have been through our early-stage programmes

Check out all the companies we've worked with across our programmes here.

Early-stage programmes like Founders’ Network are supported by our partners:

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