What does Virgin StartUp do?

Virgin StartUp is the not-for-profit Virgin company for entrepreneurs. They provide government-backed Start Up Loans and one-to-one business advice to entrepreneurs launching or growing a business in England or Scotland. Their mission is to promote entrepreneurship in the UK and to empower people to follow their dreams by turning ideas into businesses through access to advice, mentoring and funding.

How is Virgin Unite involved?

Virgin StartUp was founded by Richard Branson in 2013, following a pilot programme in the north-east of England between Virgin Money, Virgin Unite, The Northern Rock Foundation and Project North East. Virgin Unite worked on the pilot and now supports Virgin StartUp’s mentoring programme via an online platform, co-developed with Everwise.

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