I’ve been fortunate enough to see the Startup Loans initiative take shape from close-up.
I’ve seen it go from an idea in my chairman’s over-worked head to being announced by government to being a reality.
Now it’s all up and running, there are numerous ways you can get a startup loan. But there’s an event this Saturday being held by The Brightside Trust that really caught my eye.
In their words:
Brightside Start-Up Loans are hoping to create 100 new businesses in a day at the exciting free Get Up, Start Up event to find and fund tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.
After submitting a single line business idea online in advance, budding young entrepreneurs will develop it into a business plan with advice from global professional services company Deloitte. This is then submitted to a panel of expert judges, with all ideas that pass the review on the day receiving a start-up loan of around £2,500 and support from a trained business mentor for at least six months.
From a “single line business plan” to support and an approved loan in a single day. Sounds good to me!
The event, called “Get Up, Start Up” is taking place in London this Saturday. Spaces are limited and it’s already filling up quickly.
So if you’re interested, book your place now.
Sat 9 March
10am to 5pm
1 East Poultry Avenue