open to UK-based inventors, innovators, charities, social enterprises, businesses and entrepreneurs.
By supporting start-ups and early-stage ventures, Vodafone TechStarter aims to uncover and develop ideas to improve health, education, environmental protection and social mobility. In addition to financial awards, winners will benefit from access to industry and technology expertise from Vodafone and the Social Tech Trust, enabling them to take their innovations from prototype to market readiness. This will include coaching, commercial development support, mentorship, and investment and partnership advice.
The 2018 fund is £300,000, to be distributed as follows:
- Not for profit Vodafone Techstarter Award – four winners will each receive £35,000 and a 12-month programme of support and value-in-kind. Supported by Vodafone Foundation.
- For profit Vodafone Techstarter Award – four winners will each receive £35,000 and a 12-month programme of support and value-in-kind. Supported by Vodafone UK.
- Vodafone Techstarter Champion’s Award – two winners, voted by Vodafone employees, will each receive £10,000.
Applications can be submitted here between 20th September and 23rd October 2018. If you know of a charity, business or individual who might be interested, please do pass them this email or ask them to visit here.