This article was originally posted on the Tech City UK website.

Take advantage of a £4 million national challenge and reinvent your Future. We heard from Ian Spero, founder of Creative Skills for Life and strategic advisor to Innovate UK

How old are you?

It’s a question you get asked a lot in your youth and I recall it driving me mad for what seemed like forever!

In my early twenties I felt like there was an unwritten law that you couldn’t be taken seriously unless you were of a certain age. As it wasn’t clear what that age was, on my 25th I killed two birds with one stone and threw a huge party celebrating my quarter century and the launch of my first business in one crazy day.

Did it help? Yes, I became less conscious of my age, and my bank manager seemed to be more accommodating, but maybe that was just in my head.

Anyway, where was I? Oh yes, supposedly that’s another sign of age, your mind starts to wonder…

This is the point when I should give you all the scary statistics. The demographic tsunami, the increase in dementia, and the horror stories relating to institutional long term care.

Except I’m not going to.

I would rather say What If? What if you were given the chance to play a part in reinventing your own future? What if you could join a Long Term Care Revolution and take advantage of up to £4 million grant funding to build your business.

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If you see yourself as a potential revolutionary, you are invited to join Innovate UK, and like-minded partners, Tech City UK, at the Long Term Care Revolution Live, being staged 12 and 13 May in London and 1 and 2 June in Edinburgh. You’ll meet the buyers who call the shots in this expanding market and find out how to apply for EU funding. You’ll hear from leading health and care experts, network with potential collaborators, and pitch your ideas to funders for a chance to win mentorship and other support.

So, how does it work? If you already have a relevant business idea you’d like to pitch, register here. You could win a year’s mentorship with NatWest.

Learn more about the programme here.

Registration by invitation only is open now and there is no charge for selected participants. The London event is happening 12th & 13th May at NatWest Headquarters, 250 Bishopsgate, EC2M 4AA. Register your company now.

Or contact if you have any questions.

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