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Who we are

We have launched a network for young business owners, with the aim of supporting start-ups through the early growth period. IoD 99 initially recruited 99 entrepreneurs, aged between 18 and 40, from different sectors to join the IoD for one year for £99.

What we do

With over 100 years’ experience of supporting, incubating and accelerating some of the UK’s most successful companies, the IoD is uniquely placed to help prepare start-ups for the challenges they will face. As a member of the IoD 99 network you will be eligible for all the benefits of IoD membership, plus access to eight free events throughout the year where you can meet other members of the IoD and the IoD 99 network.

How to be a part of it

Applicants should be aged between 18 and 40, be the founder of their own business/organisation and have not been an IoD member in the past 2 years. If you are unsure of your eligibility or would like to find out more about the IoD, please contact the IoD 99 team by email to

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To keep up to date on all the news and events from the IoD 99 network why not follow us on twitter at IoD_99.

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IoD Guidance for Start-ups

IoD members can receive business support from the Information and Advisory Services, including access to hundreds of briefings -these can be found in the Guidance section of the IoD website.

Here is a collection specifically aimed at Start-up companies:

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