Government launch ‘Start up Britain’ campaign

March 29th, 2011

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Over 50 leading brands have pledged millions of pounds in support to new entrepreneurs under a major new campaign launched yesterday (28th March) by the Prime Minister.

Start-Up Britain (http://www.startupbritain.org) is a ground-breaking response from the private sector to the Government’s call for an ‘enterprise-led’ recovery. It aims to deliver the very best in support and advice for start-up companies, led by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.  For more information on what is on offer use the Web Link above.

 The following scheme also launched yesterday alongside the “Start Up Britain” Scheme

Innovation Launch Pad

If you are a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) you can now pitch your business ideas through the Innovation Launch Pad, showing how you could provide better value for money in the delivery of the Government’s business.

You will be able to submit your business ideas through the Innovation Launch Pad, portal between Monday 28th March and Friday 22nd April.

The best ideas will be handpicked by a community of civil servants and, after intensive mentoring from some of Britain’s foremost entrepreneurs, those that demonstrate the highest impact will be invited to present their ideas at a Product Surgery in the summer. In addition, Downing Street will host a reception for those with the best ideas. This will stimulate new open competitions in Government markets in which these suppliers will be able to participate. Read more about this on the FAQs and the “How it Works” pages.

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