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Win £25,000 to kick-start your business with the AXA Startup Angel competition

The AXA Startup Angel competition, in partnership with the Evening Standard, is back for 2024 and ready to give budding entrepreneurs the chance to turn their business dreams into a reality.

There are six chances to win, including two top prizes of £25,000, mentorship from leading UK business owners and business insurance for a year, thanks to AXA. Four runners-up will also win a media and mentoring prize worth more than £18,000 to boost their new ventures

Could you impress our panel of successful founders with your business idea? Picking this year’s most inspiring ideas are the AXA Startup Angels: Henry Firth and Ian Theasby (co-founders of plant-based food brand BOSH!), Sharmadean Reid MBE (founder and CEO of The Stack World), and Raphael Sofoluke (founder and CEO of UK Black Business Week and UK Black Business Show). Entering is easy – simply send us a pitch video and answer a couple of questions about your business idea. Give Future You something to smile about. Competition closes 2 June 2024.