Eligible Businesses

What sort of businesses are supported by the Startup Visa scheme

Coventry University only has a set amount of business applications that it can support each year.  Consequently the process is selective and you will need to show the following:

  • A genuine and credible business idea
  • An innovative or creative business idea
  • A clear and convincing plan of action to develop and grow the business
  • The entrepreneurial capabilities to develop the business proposal

When you apply for the scheme you will be allocated a coach and mentor who will help you to address the above points and prepare you for an Assessment Panel.  If the panel considers that you meet the above criteria they will put you forward for an Endorsement Letter (see Startup Visa Process for more details on the process involved).