The Sirius Programme – UK Government Hunt for the Brightest World Business to Launch in UK.

The Sirius Programme for Entrepreneurs to Launch in the UK

HUNT IS ON FOR GLOBAL GRADUATES TO LAUNCH WORLD’S BRIGHTEST BUSINESSES IN UK

Sirius Programme to offer best start up support package in Europe

The Sirius Programme aims to attract the brightest and best students and graduate entrepreneurs to set up their businesses in the UK.

A pioneering scheme to bring the world’s best entrepreneurial talent to the UK has been announced (5 September) by the UK Government. The Sirius Programme, spearheaded by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), will enable talented graduates with innovative start up ideas to relocate to the UK and receive support to fast track their business from idea to reality.

The Sirius Programme is a 12-month start-up support and acceleration package open to students and recent graduates with an early-stage business idea or business plan. Successful applicants will receive a full range of support including investment, a place in one of the world ’s best business accelerator programmes, mentoring and logistical help with relocating to the UK.

The Sirius Programme, spearheaded by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), is a 12-month start-up support and acceleration package open to students and recent graduates with an early-stage business idea or business plan. Successful applicants will receive a full range of support including investment, a place in one of the world’s best business accelerator programmes, mentoring and logistical help with relocating to the UK.

The programme aims to attract hundreds of entrepreneurs into the UK in its first two years, with each of the resulting businesses creating new jobs, bringing in foreign investment and making a significant cumulative impact on the UK economy. Advantages of starting up in the UK include access to 500 million customers in Europe (62 million in the UK) and the fact that these consumers tend to be early adopters, keen to test and try new innovations.

Benefits
Successful applicants will receive numerous benefits including:

  • a £12,000 financial contribution,
  • a place in one of the world’s best business accelerator programmes,
  • mentoring,
  • support to gain clients and logistical help with relocating to the UK including visa sponsorship.

Apply Now

Already started out with a business (anything from a proof of concept/prototype/beta version to a early stage startup)? Enter the ‘Business stream’ here.

Have an initial concept that hasn’t been put into practice yet? Enter the ‘Ideas stream’ here.

To find out more visit:  www.siriusprogramme.com The final deadline is the 15th January 2014 but places are limited and will be allocated each month between October 2013 and January 2014.

 

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