Sirius Programme for graduate entrepreneurs

The Sirius Programme is the UK's support programme for graduate entrepreneurs from around the world looking to start their venture in the UK.

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The Sirius Programme is run by a consortium of private companies and charities on a not for profit basis in partnership with the Department for International Trade (formerly UKTI).

The programme offers a full support package to enable promising entrepreneurs with new ideas that have real growth potential to maximise their chances of success.

Sirius Programme support

Successful applicants will be admitted on to the programme for 12 months and the package of support includes:

  • seed funding - a fixed sum for every company accepted on to the programme
  • training - including full pre-acceleration and acceleration stages
  • mentoring - from experienced entrepreneurs and investors
  • office accommodation - at one of 12 locations across the UK relevant to the businesses selected
  • visa support - applications will be helped through the UK visa process and may apply for a visa from a dedicated annual allocation

The Sirius Programme will be recruiting for new applicants in the autumn of 2016.

For further information about the programme please contact:

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Published 23 February 2015
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