Welcome to the Proof of Concept Grant Fund application portal


The techstart Proof of Concept Grant (PoC) Fund is managed by Techstart Ventures LLP.

Techstart Ventures LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

On a competitive basis, the PoC Fund seeks to support entrepreneurs with grants directed towards exploring the viability and commercial potential of an innovative concept. 

The funding comes in the form of a Concept Grant (up to £10k) and a Concept Plus Grant (up to £25k).

- Next Concept Grant Closing Date - TBC

We are currently closed for Concept Grant Applications but will be reopening soon!

- Next Concept Plus Grant Closing Date - 5pm Tuesday 5th February 2019

All eligible applicants will be invited to a Pitch Session with techstart. The Pitch Sessions will take place throughout Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th February 2019.

A shortlist of applicants will then be selected to present to the Fund’s Assessment Panel. This presentation will take place in March 2019 - Final Date TBC.

Decisions on your application will then be made.

For more information on the PoC Fund, including the eligibility criteria and the application process, please visit our FAQs.

To view the application forms, please Register. If you have already registered then please Login.

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