To get a taste of how we do things, join us on Tuesday, 28th March, at 4BST for a one-hour fundraising event with two trailblazing founders who graduated from our Funding School. Laura and Dominic will take you along on their funding journey and how they successfully raised debt, equity and grant funding.
What advice would you give to a first-time founder aiming to secure funding in this rather harsh economic climate?
Revenue revenue revenue! Focus on building a solid, profitable business that can grow without outside funding. Spend money carefully and on things that will help you navigate this fog of uncertainty so you can come out stronger. Take the time to consider your funding options and identify the funding that will work for your business. Consider what stage your business is at, your growth potential, and your business model. Keep this in mind when weighing up the pros and cons of each type of funding, and you will end up with a really robust and solid fundraising plan.
When or if you decide to raise, you’ll feel confident interacting with investors and asking for what you want.
If you want help building a robust fundraising plan, then our Alternative Funding School is for you. We provide practical, hands-on support for founders raising mission-aligned funding. You'll be working alongside other founders on the same path and hear from our funding experts live, who'll show you which alternative path they took and how they succeeded. Apply to join our Summer cohort here.