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Funding Readiness

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Helping entrepreneurs better understand the funding landscape

Many entrepreneurs are confused by the fundraising landscape. The programme is designed to demystify the funding options available to entrepreneurs and provide the skills and knowledge needed to fund business growth.

The Programme

The next programme will run from September to November 2020.

Grant Funding ReadinessGrant Funding

If you’re developing an innovative product, process or service, then this funding stream can help you bring your product or services to market by accessing innovation grant funding.

This funding stream will help identify the right grant for your business and support you in developing a compelling funding application.

By joining you will:

  • Improve your knowledge of innovation grant funding
  • Learn about available grant funds and funding requirements
  • Learn what makes a compelling grant applications
  • Receive 1:1 mentoring support*
  • Attend virtual workshops
  • Have access to online educational content
  • Dedicated support from a grant expert*

    * selected businesses only

You will be able to attend one or more of the following workshops:

Introduction to Grant Funding,
11th September

Intended for beginners who have no experience with grant funding and would like to learn the basics of how it works.

Innovate UK Smart Grants,
23rd September

Intended for those who have some experience of grant funding, or who have attended webinar 1, and are considering applying for Innovate UK’s Smart Grants competition (deadline Nov 25th).

Smart Grants Q&A
21st October

A final chance to run last minute queries to do with your Smart Grants Application by our grant funding advisor.



Crowdfunding ReadinessCrowdfunding 

This funding stream is designed to teach you how to plan, launch and manage a successful crowdfunding campaign.

From understanding the fundamentals, to creating a fundraising strategy, optimising your traffic and crafting a successful pitch.

By joining you will:

  • Improve your knowledge of crowdfunding
  • Understand how to plan a campaign
  • Learn how to pitch your project
  • Find out how to successfully market your campaign
  • Receive 1:1 mentoring support*
  • Attend workshops and pitch training
  • Have access to online educational content

    * selected businesses only

You will be able to attend an ‘Introduction to Crowdfunding’ workshop on one of the following dates:

23rd September
7th October
21st October



Investor ReadinessInvestor

This funding stream is designed to help you reach a position to seek seed-stage funding (£300k – £1.5m). You will learn about the VC and angel process, and find out what investors really look for.

This funding support includes presentation training, pitch deck workshops and sessions hearing from VCs and Angel investors themselves. Selected companies will be invited to an investor Demo Day where you will have the opportunity to pitch to investors.

By joining you will:

  • Improve your knowledge of equity investment
  • Be supported with shaping and delivering a compelling pitch
  • Receive 1:1 mentoring support
  • Attend online workshops and pitch training
  • Receive coaching and mentoring
  • Have access to online educational content
  • Be invited* to an investor Demo Day to pitch your business for investment

    * selected businesses only. Situation dependent, this may be in person.

Investor Readiness workshops will be hosted online. You will be given the option of joining one of three programme cohorts. Each cohort delivers educational sessions on the investment scene, insight into what investors seek, pitchdeck feedback, presentation training and 1:1 mentorship with an assigned mentor, all over 12+ hours across a 4 week period. Please click below to learn more about the structure of the programme.

The first cohort of the programme starts on Monday 7th September.

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Who is it for?

The Programme is for entrepreneurs ranging from early-stage businesses to established scale-ups who are looking for investment, or funding to develop and grow their business.

Why Join?

We know entrepreneurs often get lost in a maze of funding options. The Programme is designed to help businesses better understand the options available, as well as sharing best practices to secure the right type of funding for their business.

How does it work?

The Programme is delivered both online via virtual workshops and educational content, as well as face to face training and mentoring sessions. Once allocated onto your specific funding stream, we will share all the details of upcoming workshops and mentoring support available.




Registrations for the next programme are now open.

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Send the application back to us as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.

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About Capital Enterprise

Capital Enterprise is a body of connectors, influencers, investors and policy-makers, collaborating to serve and super-charge the UK start-up scene. They are the largest network of start-up supporters in London and a leading authority on tech start-up growth and committed to making the UK the best place in Europe to start and scale a business.

They are actively involved in the UK's start-up, investment and fast-growth scenes having founded the AI-Seed Fund and co-founded and co-managed the London Co-Investment Fund.

Their programmes help to accelerate the growth of the UK’s most innovative start-ups. For example, The CASTS programme helped start-ups to raise £142m in investment and create 955 jobs.

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