Young entrepreneurs programme: applications for 2017 now open

03 November 2016

Sirius is a programme to support new entrepreneurs from outside the UK to develop and set up their business ideas in the UK.  Since 2013 it has attracted over 2,300 individuals from 93 countries to apply for the programme. The initiative is now welcoming applications from young entrepreneurs around the world for a new cohort to start in Feb 2017.

International students graduating in the UK are eligible to apply and applicants are encouraged to apply in teams of two to three. 

The scheme can provide up to 65 Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visas.   Participants receive a complete package of services to maximise their potential for success. This includes funding, training, mentoring, twelve-months office accommodation and support in obtaining visas where needed.

Timothy Barnes, Chairman, Sirius New Direction Ltd said:

“The development and growth of the Sirius Programme underlines our confidence in the reputation of the UK as a leading global destination for young entrepreneurs. There are some incredibly ambitious entrepreneurs with great business ideas that would benefit from being based here and we are keen to hear from them all!”

Applications for the new format programme are open now and the first cohort will be selected before the end of the year. Visit for full details on the programme and to apply.