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The CogX Festival shines the spotlight on Startups with outstanding potential and supports them with their growth. Applications are now open.
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What is the CogX Startup Programme?

CogX’s Startup Programme brings together the most innovative startups operating within the ecosystem. Our Startup Village will host hundreds of the most exciting startups, pitch stages, talks and entertainment. It’s also the most affordable way to access all the stages - and meet customers, investors, the press and fellow founders. 


All ventures admitted into the programme will automatically be entered into this year’s CogX Awards and will be eligible for the new ‘Rising Star Startup Award’ with a cash grant of £25,000.


Successful applicants to the programme will receive:

All for £395 for the one day and £795 for the three day Startup Bench

3x Standard 1 Day tickets to CogX Festival 2023

Access to Investor-to-Startup meetings

Eligibility to present on Founders Stage

Investor Matchmaking

Masterclasses & Mentoring

Branding onsite & online

Opportunity to enter the CogX Awards 2023

Features of the CogX Startup Programme

Access to Startup focused Masterclasses

Startup bench within the CogX Expo (Option of 1 Day or 3 Day Access)

Company profile & logo on the CogX website & Festival App

Opportunity to enter the CogX Awards 2023

Access to Investor to Startup meetings

Eligibility to present on Founders Stage (additional fee)

Access to Startup focused Masterclasses & Mentoring sessions

Option for founder to attend Global Leadership Summit for £495 (normally £4,995)

Networking opportunities through the Festival App and curated events in the Expo


Stand out from the crowd and get noticed with dedicated branding opportunities including company profile & logo on the CogX website & Festival app and the opportunity to enter the CogX Awards 2023.


Meet potential investors, mentors, partners, customers and collaborators across the Festival. Hear from leading Founders and CEOs on our StartUp to IPO programme or learn about new markets and trends from our global thought leaders.


Hear the latest insights at one of our sessions, keynotes or masterclasses, gain competitor insights from the pitch stage or engage with one of our partner organisations for incredible diversity and expertise.


Search and book meetings as well as keep track of who visited you via our Festival app. Get intelligent recommendations based on your Startup or take advantage of our networking spaces including our lounges and restaurants.

How to apply for the CogX Startup Programme

Follow these 4 easy steps to apply

Step 1.
Complete the Form

Fill in the form above with details about your Startup. Don’t forget to attach links to any recent news articles or releases and include your company website link and a logo (in req format). Submit your application.

Step 2.
Assessment & Selection

The CogX Startup Programme team will review your application and get back to you within 2 weeks of your submission. (Note entry prices will correlate to the date of form submission).

Step 3.
Get the most out of attending

The CogX Startup Programme team will help guide you through all stages of the CogX startup journey to ensure that you maximise your involvement.

Step 4.
Take part in CogX Festival 2023

During the Festival fill your time with all the different features of the Startup Programme to really get your money’s worth.

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