Entrepreneurs setting up in the UK

Guidance on Department for International Trade's support for overseas start-ups and entrepreneurs through the Global Entrepreneur Programme (GEP).

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Support available through the Global Entrepreneur Programme (GEP) including how it works and how to get endorsements for the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa.

Published 10 April 2014
Last updated 22 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Section on Tech X added.

  2. Additional information added on endorsement for an entrepreneur visa.

  3. Added section 3.11 Deep Science Ventures.

  4. Added Founders Factory.

  5. Added Pi Labs

  6. Added paragraph on StartPlanet NI.

  7. Replaced Global Entrepreneur Programme (GEP) video with new version.

  8. Updated information to the scheme

  9. First published.