Resources for Startups

Running a startup company is hard work, especially if you're a solo entrepreneur, so we know there are things you need help with. We've put together some handy resources for tech startups to help make the journey easier.

So, you’ve got your idea down on paper, you perhaps have a quote from a software developer, and now you just need the money to get started. This might seem like a trivial problem, but a lack of funding can stop a project in its tracks before it has even got started.As a software development agency who partners primarily with start-ups and entrepreneurs, this is a story we’ve heard many times. So, we’ve compiled a handy list of ways you could fund your new tech start-up.

If you think about creating something for a mobile device, you’ll mostly likely immediately decide that it should be an app. There’s a new technology creeping its way into app development, and it’s called PWA or Progressive Web Apps. PWAs allow you to build something with all the functionality of a “traditional app”, but using existing web technologies.

Trying to get your business off the ground or looking to grow or scale up an existing business? Funding can go a long way to helping you get there. Know your options and how to access the right type of finance with help from Scottish Enterprise.

Business incubators and accelerators help new and startup companies through the early stages of growth. The directory provides a database of incubators and accelerators in the UK as identified by Nesta. It can be filtered and searched by type, city, country, geographical coverage, sector focus, stage of startup accepted, cost to participant, direct funding, and equity taken.

If you’re a UK-based business or research organisation, you may be able to compete for government-backed funding. Innovate UK runs grant funding competitions that can help you develop your idea and make it successful. They are open to innovation projects led by a UK-based business or research and technology organisation, with funding awarded to the winners.

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