Simple online entry – just a two page summary or two minute video outlining your business model, market & team.
Comprehensive online business plan submissions followed by telephone interviews with our investment team for pre-finalists.
A half-day deep dive with our team to explore the true potential of your business and properly get to know one another.
Technical due diligence by our Fund Manager before an investment is made, then publicity & on-going support help to you grow.
The Start-Up Series application was really simple and not too daunting – it was fun more than anything. Not only the financial help, but the expertise offered by Worth Capital is just invaluable to us. It will absolutely help to guide us in the right direction.
Thanks so much for the time and attention you have given to Feast Happy over the past month. It was a great experience for us, and very helpful to analyse our business in such detail with some smart entrepreneurs.
The process has always been very clear and even though it was quite hard to fail at this stage, it gives me a lot of confidence to keep going to make my business a success. And thanks you for your feedback document. It's very helpful for me to understand and work on the things to improve.
Winners are required to have secured EIS or SEIS assurance from the HMRC before an investment can be made. Winning businesses which are selected for investment will be able to make an application to the HMRC with a letter of intent from Worth Capital. Businesses considering entering the competition need to satisfy the following criteria set by HMRC:
We love looking at new business ideas. We also hope that our perspective as investors can be useful for businesses that don’t win our competition. So we take time to provide feedback to all applicants. We don’t have much information to go from in the early stage of the competition, so we just send an email picking out something we liked about the business. But as an entrant progresses through our process we provide progressively more detailed feedback on our criteria and what we saw as strengths & weaknesses.