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 - 5pm Tuesday 2nd April 2019

All eligible applicants will be invited to a Pitch Session with techstart. The Pitch Sessions will take place in April 2019 - Final dates/times TBC.

Decisions on your application will be made by May 2019.

 - Next Concept Plus Grant Closing Date - TBC.

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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