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Make your business dreams a reality with AXA Startup Angel

AXA Business Insurance are helping make business dreams come true with their new competition – AXA Startup Angel.

They'll be giving two worthy businesses £25,000 of funding each to start their new venture, plus business insurance from AXA for the first year and hands-on mentoring and support from our AXA Startup Angels.

Whether it's turning a great business idea into something more concrete, finding funding to fuel a dream in the first place, or getting the right help and advice to hit the ground running on day one – AXA Startup Angel is the solution to set you on the path to success.

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What happens next

1. Apply before 23.59 on Sunday 20 June.

2. The judging process will begin to pick the two deserving winners.

3. The two worthy winners will meet the Angels to begin their journey to starting the business of their dreams.

4. The winners will receive mentoring from the AXA Startup Angels who will provide ongoing help and support in year one, plus business insurance from AXA for the first year and the chance to tell their business story in an ongoing content series created by AXA.

Meet the AXA Startup Angels

Holly Tucker MBE of Not On The High Street and Holly & Co, Raphael Sofoluke founder of the UK Black Business Show & UK Black Business Week, and Ian Theasby & Henry Firth of BOSH! outline what they're looking for in a new business…

Starting your own business is hard but AXA help make it easier

Running your own business can be a struggle. That's why AXA want to make things easier through useful blogs, in-depth guides and practical advice to help your small business.

Before you start your application, click the links below to read some useful guides which will help bring your dream to life.

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for your chance to win

Two winners will be chosen by a judging panel including the AXA Startup Angels so complete the Application Form below, and send it back it before 23.59 on Sunday 20 June 2021.

Step 1: Register to begin your application and give us some information about yourself.

Step 2: What's the big idea? Tell us about the business you want to start. What's the problem your business will solve? Show us that you understand your target market, tell us about your finance and marketing plan, and how and over what period you'd spend the £25,000.

Step 3: Upload your pitch video. Please keep to a maximum of 2 minutes duration, file size should not exceed 200MBs. This is your chance to really excite the judges about your business idea.

AXA Insurance UK Plc is authorised and regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

Initial calls to winners would be made using the telephone number provided from 28th June 2021 & a response would be required within 48 hours of being contacted before another entrant is selected.

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Step 3 - upload your pitch video

Upload your pitch video. Please keep to a maximum of 2 minutes duration with a file size of 200MB. This is your chance to really excite the judges about your business idea.

Thank you for applying to make your business dream a reality with AXA Startup Angel. We wish you all the very best with your entry.

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