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Lisa Ring and Family Scholarships

Startspace is proud to announce the 2023 Lisa Ring and Family Scholarships, offering two six month bursaries to ambitious new founders looking to develop their knowledge and grow their venture.

The Lisa Ring and Family Scholarships are designed to offer seed funding, coaching and support to new business founders in the very early stages of their business journey.

Applications are open for the 2023 Lisa Ring and Family Scholarships.

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2022 Lisa Ring and Family Scholarship recipients

The 2022 scholarship recipients are Anna Taylor for her business idea, Podcard, which creates and sends personalised podcasts, and David Hartley for his business idea, SoundSmith, which connects musicians with viral creators.

Selected from a pool of 85 applicants, the recipients stood out for their ambitious new business ideas, especially with regard to the key criteria around market, solution, fit, traction and impact.

About the scholarships

Lisa Ring and Family are passionate and committed to supporting new entrepreneurs and enabling their growth. In 2022 the first Lisa Ring and Family Scholarships were awarded following a generous donation from the family, which will allow for the scholarships to continue over the next four years.

Often the available seed funding and support across the startup ecosystem tends to be aimed at more established and fast-growing startups. The Lisa Ring and Family Scholarships provide support for founders who have a great business idea, yet are still in the early stages of building their new business.

The scholarships are designed to help you advance your business to the next stage in your journey and give you confidence for future success.