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Do you want to make your business idea become a reality? Warwick Ventures offers access to two Proof of Concept funds and a wealth of expertise to help you get your new business off the ground.

Incubation and acceleration

Commercial ventures and business strategy consultancy

At Warwick we work with over 400 successful companies, from global corporates to start-ups in markets including energy, healthcare, transport, advanced manufacturing, financial services and creative media.

We accelerate innovation and help ambitious companies to grow by giving them access to our world-class research, education, consultancy facilities and networks of funders, business, support bodies and entrepreneurs, both local and global.

Finance & angel investment

Warwick Ventures offers access to two Proof of Concept funds, which aim to address the funding gap between the outputs of grant-funded research and a commercialisation-ready technology. Available from time to time for projects already registered with Warwick Ventures, The Warwick Impact Fund and the Warwick Ventures Proof of Concept Fund help researchers test their inventions, explore their technical feasibility and prove their market potential.

Minerva, part of the University of Warwick Science Park Ltd, is one of the UK’s largest traditional Angel Business networks having invested in over 80 companies more than £10m. For business ventures that are a little further advanced, Minerva is extremely well connected to venture capitalists, angel investors and investment companies and its business development managers can help you shape your commercial ideas and help your new business become ‘investment ready’.

Find out more or contact Warwick Ventures and Minerva for more information.

New business
Commercial ventures

Incubation & acceleration programmes

The Warwick Ventures Software Incubator provides support for budding software entrepreneurs who have an existing or former connection with the University of Warwick, guiding current students, graduates and members of staff through their first commercial steps. As well as offering incubator space, our business development managers and experienced mentors provide advice and support to help you with every stage of setting up your business.

From finding the right contacts, negotiating early licencing deals and providing training sessions to putting the right legal documents in place and finding investors when required, we can help you develop your software idea into commercial reality.

Find out more or contact Brendan Spillane for more information.

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