The new Startup Visa, which replaces the graduate entrepreneur route requires you to receive an endorsement from one of the authorised bodies from the UKVI.

In addition to the universities, the list of approved endorsers is being broadened to include business sponsors.

Here’s a list of all endorsing bodies officially approved by the UKVI.

Business Endorsing Bodies

  • The Bakery
  • Seed Camp
  • Invest Northern Ireland
  • Zinc
  • Deep Science Ventures
  • Wayra
  • Ignite
  • Bethnal Green Ventures
  • Codebase
  • Capital Enterprise
  • Cylon
  • Tech X
  • Seed Haus’
  • Med City
  • Scottish Edge
  • Royal Society Edinburgh
  • Tech Nation
  • NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator
  • Royal Bank of Scotland Entrepreneur Accelerator
  • Ulster Bank Entrepreneur Accelerator
  • Set Squared Bristol
  • Set Squared Exeter
  • Set Squared Southampton
  • Set Squared Surrey

Educational Endorsing Bodies

The educational endorsing bodies include all HEIs in the UK.

Please note that this list can change as UKVI keeps on adding more endorsing bodies.

We will always try to update the list but for a up-to-date list, please visit the UKVI official website.

Last Updated: April 2019