Q: May I join the programme if I've received investment before?
A: Yes. In fact, this program would prefer that startups already have "money in the bank", and a product or traction, now looking towards scaling-up business and/or manufacturing.
Q: My startup is not based in the UK, can I still apply?
A: Yes, you can. You will have to create a UK limited company first, however, to receive the investment.
Q: Do I qualify to apply if my IoT startup is purely software-based?
Q: Would you accept my application if I am the sole founder?
A: We prefer a founding team of 2-3 persons. But we'll take you on if you
Q: Do I need to stay in Newcastle for all 8 weeks of the UK program?
A: We want you to do whatever it takes for you to succeed in your business. Moreover, your Programme Director will check in with you, even remotely, to learn your progress and what sort of help you may need. That said, veteran engineers from Foxconn (via Koobe) will be on-hand to mentor you one-on-one, which is invaluable. Also, the TusPark Team is present to help you plan ahead for what you need during the next section of the Programme, in China. This too is invaluable.