The Program

We invest £10,000 to help people prove their idea or product is viable.
Investment and longer term support is given to projects that show potential.

The program ends with ‘Pitch Day’, where the cohort is presented
to a select audience of potential investors.

Criteria is open to founders from Wales, who can commit to an intensive eight weeks, proving that their idea can become a global reality.

To qualify, founders must prove welsh residency for more than 12 months.


“Without exaggeration, participating in the Ideas Fund went on to completely change my life for the better”
Lee Flavin, Rateswitch

“It was great to spend the time on the Ideas Fund programme focussing on our idea and really drilling down into what matters.”
Marc Thomas, doopoll

“Since Ideas.Fund, Disberse has gone on to develop, test and refine our product with customers, raise pre-seed investment, and receive our FCA authorisation.”
Ben Joakim,

Previous Mentors

  • David Buttress - Just Eat
  • Tom Singh O.B.E. - New Look
  • Bev Hurley C.B.E.
  • Daniel McPherson - Launcha
  • Paul Fisher - Advent Venture Partners
  • Tracy Doree - Spring Partners
  • Matt Jones - Google
  • Matt Clifford - Entrepreneur First