View Full Version : Fund101 - Up to £5,000 start-up funding available per month!

20-10-2011, 12:41 PM
Good morning everyone,

You might have heard of it already, but here is a quick reminder about the fact that the Enterprise Nation is running the Fund 101 (http://www.enterprisenation.com/fund101/) (www.enterprisenation.com/fund101) (http://www.enterprisenation.com/fund101))

Fund101 - Up to £5,000 available per month

"If you have an idea for a business and need a bit of cash to get started or youíre running a small business and need up to £500 to buy equipment, promotion flyers, hardware etc, you can apply.

Apply for between £50 and £500 and once you receive the money, the only thing we ask is you agree to be profiled on the site so we can see how youíre getting on. The money doesnít have to be paid back; itís for you to use on your idea or business."

The idea is to get people to vote for you, if you are after £500 you need 500 votes!

Which is our case! :)

Since you can vote for as many entries as you want, we would really appreciate if you could vote for us following this link:

http://www.enterprisenation.com/fund...-concepts-ltd/ (http://www.enterprisenation.com/funding-applications/mbp-concepts-ltd/)

It just takes a minute to register and you can then submit your own entry too!

Thanks a lot guys, and if you also decide to apply for it please write the link of your entry below and we will vote for you, which is the good thing of being part of a network!
The Tyligo team.

20-10-2011, 01:16 PM
Good luck with your entry Matthieu!

Of all the business start-up competitions out there, I'd say Fund101 (http://www.enterprisenation.com/fund101/) is the easiest way to get your hands on a little bit of cash.

The entry process is very simple. You just register for a free account (http://www.enterprisenation.com/fund101/application/) (although it says that they've put a temporary hold on new applications), upload details about your business/idea and encourage people to vote for you.

1 vote = £1

You can apply for between £50-£500 but whatever your target you will need to reach the same number of votes. If you don't, you don't get any money.

Sounds simple? Well, yes and no. Understandably, most of the businesses on the site (http://www.enterprisenation.com/funding-applications/) are asking for the full £500 but are nowhere near reaching 500 votes.

So, unless you have LOTS of friends (or a very large mailing list of clients/customers) I'd recommend that people apply for a smaller amount of money, e.g. £50 or £100 so they have a greater chance or hitting their target.

Like most business awards (including our own £1,000 Grand Ideas Awards (http://www.shell-livewire.org/awards/grand-ideas-awards)), the cash isn't the only thing to take into consideration. If you win, the money will be spent in a moment but you will always be able to say that you won a 'Fund101 Award sponsored by Enterprise Nation, PayPal & Intuit'. The kudos and exposure/PR you will receive through their site is actually worth much more than the cash alone. ;)

On a personal note: My wife has actually entered the competition for her 'Baby Friendly North East (http://babyfriendlynortheast.ning.com/)' website - an online community offering information on baby-friendly cafes, restaurants and fun things to do in the North East of England.

She's asked for the full £500 but so far has only received 28 votes.

If you'd like to help her reach 500 votes (& prove me wrong) then you can vote for her idea at: http://www.enterprisenation.com/funding-applications/baby-friendly-north-east/ (http://www.enterprisenation.com/funding-applications/baby-friendly-north-east/)

simms - juke
20-10-2011, 01:38 PM
Just Signed up and voted for both business.
Good luck

selinna x

20-10-2011, 01:45 PM
Thank you Selinna, that's very kind of you :)

20-10-2011, 01:47 PM
Voted for both.

Good luck to both of you.


20-10-2011, 02:20 PM
Thanks a lot guys, that's nice of you.

21-10-2011, 04:53 PM
I would urge others to apply to Fund 101. I signed up on the day it launched, and about 3 weeks later I won £500 (yet to receive the money). I have received lots of exposure on the Enterprise Nation website and have met some great contacts. It IS possible to reach the 500 votes, it just takes a lot of hard work! I sent messages to every single Facebook friend, and constantly updated my Twitter profile with my personal Enterprise Nation URL, asking people to vote and RT it. Now I'm trying to take the same approach with the Grand Ideas video pitch, though I can't see how many people have voted so it's hard to quantify how well I'm doing.. (shameless plug: more votes always appreciated!)

You can read my Fund 101 winner's profile here: http://www.enterprisenation.com/blog/fund101-a-vote-for-velos-vagabonds/

P.S. I voted for both Tyligo Trailers and Baby Friendly N.E too! :)

21-10-2011, 04:59 PM
Hey Jo, congratulations!

That's great to hear that you reached the £500 target. Good luck with your Grand Ideas Awards now too.

Very kind of you to vote to Tyligo and Baby Friendly North East also. :)

24-10-2011, 11:34 AM
Thank you for sharing!

I have voted for you too... Baby-Friendly-North-East & MBP-Concepts-Ltd

Unfortunately the applications are now closed...
Good luck with your ventures.
PS: feel free to promote your businesses and services on beIN for free (under Services)

08-11-2011, 07:18 AM
Thank you all for voting for us so far!

The votes are still open, which is a good thing since your fellow Shell LiveWIRE members need some more :) (See links below)

Feel free to support as many entries as you want. It just take 30 seconds to register!



17-11-2011, 06:43 PM
I have voted for you all above :-)

09-01-2012, 11:32 PM
Now Registered will be applying soon for Fund101.

Also just Voted for both Tyligo and Baby Friendly North East,good luck to them both and to you to with your plans going forward Jo!

09-01-2012, 11:40 PM
What a great site - I'm sure we will all be applying for cash soon!

10-01-2012, 11:22 AM
Hi guys,
just voted for each one of you who posted a link... GOOD LUCK.
Please look out for my application for the next month's entries, as they are no accepting anymore application this month...

10-01-2012, 12:37 PM
Thanks Lucien.

InkyNib Illustrations
10-01-2012, 04:03 PM
No applications for the last 2 and a half months but registration still open. Call me cynical but that's a great way to build a list of skint small business owners to offer various "free money" options to.

11-01-2012, 11:17 AM
I Tweeted @emmaljones (http://twitter.com/emmaljones) (Founder of Enterprise Nation & Fund101) yesterday to ask what was happening with the competition as there was lots of interest here on our Forum. She replied with the following:

@shelllivewireuk (http://twitter.com/shelllivewireuk) Hello! Yes, we wanted to perfect some things on the site & hope to re-open in next 7 to 10 days. Tx for your patience.

So, fingers crossed it'll be back up and running very soon! :)

11-01-2012, 04:04 PM
Thanks Paul!

11-01-2012, 06:10 PM
Great news, thanks for the update!

11-01-2012, 09:44 PM
Cheers for the update Paul...
On their website it just says 'coming back soon', which doesnt really help...

18-01-2012, 11:47 AM
Hey guys, just to let you know i have voted for you all and a couple of other interesting projects. I have also put links on facebook for you so hopefully some of my friends will also vote.
I will be applying as soon as applications reopen, and would really appreciate you returning the favour!! I know we are all here for a common purpose where every little helps!!


18-01-2012, 11:04 PM
Thanks for the update. By the way before I forgot I've already voted for these two



Good Luck guys and I'm hoping you both will win! :)

01-02-2012, 02:20 PM
Hi everyone,

Just a quick note to say that the Fund 101 awards have reopened for entry at: http://www.enterprisenation.com/fund101/

Good luck if you're applying :)

simms - juke
20-02-2012, 03:22 PM
Hi Everyone,
Fund 101 has just accepted my application please, please vote for me Alissia couture Bridal.... if any of you have entered let me know and will return the vote.

thanks guys


simms - juke
20-02-2012, 03:23 PM
Forgot to add the link

wish me luck xx

23-02-2012, 10:06 AM

Thanks guys for telling me about this fund. I've now joined and would love for anyone to vote for me. My business is called Primate Education - its a online distance learning course about primates for those wishing to follow a primate career, or just have an interest in primates http://www.enterprisenation.com/funding-applications/primate-education/

InkyNib Illustrations
27-02-2012, 11:17 AM
I usually don't do begging etc but would very much appreciate if you could take a moment of your time and vote for InkyNib here:


All the aviation paintings will be auctioned off when completed and money donated to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

27-02-2012, 11:52 AM
Phew! It only took 5mins but felt quite exhausting...

I've just gone through ALL the Fund101 entries and voted for everyone I know, including everyone who is a Shell LiveWIRE member that has posted a link to their entry above.

Good luck everyone!

27-02-2012, 03:18 PM
Thank you very much Paul for your great help to the Shell LiveWire community!

If anybody else fells as generous as Paul, you vote would be highly appreciated (and very helpful!):


We promise to use the finding to hire a young person (students or graduate) for helping us with some promotional video(s).

RW Campbell
28-02-2012, 10:12 AM
hi all, it took me a few mins but all links that was on this thread has another vote on their profiles.
i hope when i set up the business that you all vote for me.

regards, robert campbell

simms - juke
28-02-2012, 11:19 AM
Thank you all or voting, very much appreciated still have a long way to go but the experience is amazing and im enjoying the process.
More People I dont know personally has given there support more than the people I have history with Its an eye opener!!

Good luck to all ventures and you have my vote x


28-02-2012, 08:15 PM
hi all, it took me a few mins but all links that was on this thread has another vote on their profiles.
i hope when i set up the business that you all vote for me.

regards, robert campbell

You'll surely have mine!

RW Campbell
28-02-2012, 08:48 PM
hi dan, thanks for that. to be completely honest - you were the 1st person i voted for as i use plancake.com while i work without my laptop.

regards, robert campbell

29-02-2012, 10:44 PM
hi dan, thanks for that. to be completely honest - you were the 1st person i voted for as i use plancake.com while i work without my laptop.

regards, robert campbell

Wow, thanks for using Plancake, Rob!

01-03-2012, 12:13 AM
Dear All,
thank you for this post. We already voted for quite a few of you, but now we would appreciate your votes too.

Here is the link:

Thank you very much for your support
founder of beIN.com

01-03-2012, 04:00 AM
Voted for both.

Good luck to both of you.

02-03-2012, 11:14 AM
Thanks a lot! Barbara :)

02-03-2012, 05:03 PM
Good luck! you have my vote, would you like a read of my application too?

02-03-2012, 05:05 PM
Hope you reach your target, I've voted!
If you could return the favour I would be so grateful!

04-03-2012, 06:00 AM
Gave my vote Paul =]

05-03-2012, 06:47 PM
Hello All,
We've voted for most of your ideas, but would really appreciate your votes back too.

Link below:

Thanks in advance.

RW Campbell
05-03-2012, 07:41 PM
hi all, my friend has just applied for funding - how long does it take before voting starts? also, more votes done by me since the last post. good luck to you all!
regards, robert c

06-03-2012, 09:37 AM
Hi Robert.

It can take a few weeks. I also think the funding could run out.

RW Campbell
06-03-2012, 09:46 AM
hi dan,
my friend only applied yesterday and wants me to post the link to the forum, but there is no link at the moment. my friends' business is called nunique bridal.
regards, robert campbell