We're very pleased to be able to open up applications for the Bethnal Green Ventures 2012 programme. We're looking for ambitious early stage technology startups that are trying to solve social or environmental problems. For some hints about what we're looking for have a read of this.The deal is that we'll invest up to £15,000 in your company (in return for 6% of shares) and provide you with a three month package of support from the beginning of July through to the end of September based in Bethnal Green. You can find out what the programme is like here. During the three months and beyond, we'll do our best to introduce you to the advisers, investors and customers that could make your startup thrive.Please spread the word to people you know who might be interested and if you'd like to talk through an idea or have questions about the programme, just get in touch. You might also find our FAQ useful.The deadline for applications is 5pm (London time) on 29th April 2012 and it's worth following us on twitter or facebook for more news until then. Good luck!