Britain’s Got Start-Ups Open for Applications

Start-up and scale-up businesses in Huddersfieldare being encouraged to apply for their chance to access up to £10m from local, regional, national and international investors thanks to Britain’s Got Start-Ups, an event series for companies in the North that is open for applications.  

Following a successful pilot in June, which secured more than £1.5m for those pitching, this next event series is expected to see double the number of start-up and scale-up businesses involved and at least a further 10 investors taking part.

Eligible to all limited companies based in the North of England seeking funding between £150k and £10m, interested businesses can register for free. Each organisation is asked to complete an application form and upload a copy of their investment deck, which should take no longer than two to three minutes.

Powered by Novus Capital and in partnership with NOTWICS, all applications will be processed before 24 businesses are shortlisted. Each shortlisted business will then be given the opportunity to pitch their proposals during a series of in-person regional heats.

The judges, which include Dom McGregor; Founding Partner of Fearless Adventures, former co-founder of Social Chain with Steven Bartlett, and EY Entrepreneur of the Year winner, will then choose 12 candidates that will be invited to the regional final and asked to pitch ‘live’ to a panel of investors at an event in November.  

Managing Director of Novus Capital and Britain’s Got Start-Ups event organiser, Jenson Brook, comments: “We launched Britain’s Got Start-Ups to break down the barriers that Northern businesses are up against when accessing funds from local, regional, national and international investors.  

“That’s why we are encouraging any organisation from Huddersfield that is looking for seed capital or larger-scale investment to register their interest and get involved. It’s free and for those that are successful, it could be a life changing opportunity.”

Co-hosted by Novus Capital and NOTWICS, and sponsored by Abstract Tech and Fieldfishers, the applications are open from now until the 12 October, when the first round of the judging will commence ahead of the shortlist being revealed.

All interested businesses should submit their investment plans here: and for investors that may be interested in attending, details can be registered here:

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