Startup4ten® is a business collaboration to support new and young companies.

Created by Inventive Step® and with strategic partners Hiscox Insurance, James Hallam and Alternative Business Funding and Creation IP it is designed to assist young companies in several ways.

Each partner brings something different to the proposition and each has been selected because they are leaders in their respective fields. They also have strong track records of supporting new and young businesses.


Business Coaching from the Inventive Step® team

This focuses on helping the entrepreneur become “business smart” faster. There are 4 levels of coaching support including an on-line coaching aid Business Basics™.

Insurance & Risk Management

Through Hiscox Insurance or our broker partner James Hallam, new and young ventures can access quality insurance products and risk management support.


Access to suitable finance is important for most businesses. Funder Finder™ is a technology platform developed by Alternative Business Funding to help business identify the right funder for their needs and circumstances. It has been approved as a dedicated referral platform by both HM Treasury and the British Business Bank.

Intellectual Property and Intellectual Assets

We are an innovative nation and our ability to develop our intellectual property and assets to drive value is vital. Startup4ten® has therefore partnered with Creation IP to support young businesses in this area. They are a leading firm of Patent and Trademark Attorneys who can help you develop and protect the IP/IA that will underpin your venture.

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