The benefits of working with Startup Direct

Meeting an expert mentor

Mentoring sessions

Workshops and networking

Exclusive workshops & networking events

Additional finance and funding

Support to access further funding

Best business offers

Wide range of business offers

Steps to access funding & mentoring for your business

Apply for your loan, fill the application form

1. Complete application

The first step is to complete the application forms to tell us about your business and how you plan to grow it into a profitable venture

Review your loan application with our startup advisors

2. Meet a business advisor

After we review your application, we’ll call you in for a chat with one of our startup mentors

Finance your business with your approved start-up loan

3. Get your loan

If your loan is approved, you’ll have it in your bank account within just a few weeks

Get the best mentor to help launch your venture

4. Access your business mentoring

Our startup mentor team will contact you to get you started with your mentoring support to help you launch or grow your business

Our funded businesses

Pete Dowds and Tom Brooks - Start-up loan recipient

Pete Dowds & Tom Brooks

Mopp Founders

Pippa Murray - Start-up loan recipient

Pippa Murray

Pip&Nut Founder

Steven Renwick - Start-up loan recipient

Steven Renwick

Satago Founder

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Funding provided £34,950,056

Businesses funded 2,928

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Startup Direct were exceptionally helpful with my business plan and cash flow. They supported me every step of the way during my application, I was able to contact with any questions and I always got a positive response. Startup Direct made a dream possible.

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