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New Zealand entrepreneur on joining Sirius scheme

16 December 2013 Last updated at 13:34 GMT

A new government scheme which aims to tempt the world's best entrepreneurs has announced the first start ups to get a place.

Seven start ups have so far been accepted by The Sirius Programme, which include 19 young entrepreneurs from 13 countries.

Former professional New Zealand footballer Tim Brown was offered a place for his woollen shoe company.

He told BBC Radio 5 live's Wake Up to Money: "It gives us a 12 month runway to work on this business... and allows us to work in London."