Innovation, disruption, realisation...

As the largest business-to-business Virgin brand, we’re passionate about business and supporting businesses. And when we say ‘passionate’, we mean we’re prepared to put our money where our mouth is and support start-ups and disruptors with investment, advice, peer-to-peer support and mentoring.

As Richard Branson said: “Why do I invest in start-ups? Because they are the job creators and innovators of the future. I am delighted to see so many entrepreneurs taking their start-ups to the next level and transforming the way we do business. These businesses not only have the potential to become a vital source of employment, innovation and productivity to economies, they are a shining example to younger generations that creativity, passion and hard work can change the world for the better.”

“Why do I invest in start-ups? Because they are the job creators and innovators of the future.”

Richard Branson



Virgin Media Business’s #VOOM is the UK’s biggest and most valuable pitch competition. Business start-ups and companies on the verge of growth from across the UK compete to pitch to Rich and the chance to win a share of £1million.

Virgin StartUp

Virgin StartUp is a not-for-profit Virgin company for entrepreneurs and provider of government-backed StartUp Loans and one-to-one business advice. StartUp loans range from £500 to £25,000 and the free advice includes a Business Plan Template and a hand-picked mentor.


Learn more about our innovation initiatives

Ready, Steady, Grow

Ready, Steady, Grow with Virgin StartUp is a programme of activities developed to support entrepreneurs from across Greater London


Virgin StartUp Business
Plan Template

Download a free copy of the Virgin StartUp Business Plan Template.


#VOOM 2016 Finalists

Learn about the young businesses that knocked our judges’ socks off.