If you are an early stage startup and seeking for guidance through the hard times of getting your ideas to company, Mountain View, California based Y Combinator might be your first address. They do seed funding. If you're lucky they pay your expenses while you're getting started.
In their own words, they prefer groups with a lot of technical depth. That's why the mostly invest in software and web services. They care about how smart you are, about the quality of your ideas than on formal issues or age.