The Starter for Ten scheme, is funded by the European Regional Development fund will offer financial and practical support to each successful entrant according to Creative England.
Businesses under two years old operating within digital, web and interactive, mobile and app, games, social media, or marketing sectors can enter one of three regional heats in Bristol, Bournmouth and Exeter.
A series of ‘pitch battles’ will take place overseen by a judging panel of leading creatives from the South West including Fraser Bradshaw chief executive of Bristol Media, and Ella Romanos chief executive of gaming company Remode.
Jim Farmery, Creative England’s director of business development says, ‘With the launch of Starter for 10, we hope to specifically encourage start-ups across the South West, drawing on the strength of the sector as well as their ability to develop innovative products and solutions which otherwise would have struggled to get off the ground.’
For more information, visit the Starter For 10 website: www.starterfor10.biz