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I am a co-founder of a business, can I apply for the Innovator visa with my co-founder?

Yes, you do not need to be the sole founder of your business or business idea to apply for an Innovator visa (or a Start-up visa).  If your business/business idea has been set up by more than one person, you can be a member of what is known as an “entrepreneurial team”.  This means that the business idea is shared by the team members and you each need to apply to be endorsed separately.

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