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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 £35k).

- Next £10k Concept Grant Closing Date - Tuesday 28th February 2023. All eligible applicants will be invited to a Pitch Session - Dates TBC

- Next £35k Concept Plus Grant Closing Date - Tuesday 25th April 2023. All eligible applicants will be invited to a Pitch Session - Dates TBC 

We are also currently running a Female Founders Competition in partnership with Women in Business - application Closing Date 10th January 2023 at 5pm

Applications are also live for the Dragon's Den Competition we are running in partnership with BelTechapplication Closing Date 7th February 2023 at 5pm


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.