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LIFT Access to Funding is a programme designed for existing businesses in the creative, science and digital sectors (known as the knowledge economy) that are active and generating revenue, but unsure of how to access funding to take their operations to the next stage.

expert
support

12 weeks

starts 1st February 2022

virtual sessions

What is LIFT Access to Funding?

 This programme provides you with the resources, tools and knowledge of the different types of finance that are available and suited to your individual business. Across 12 weeks, you will learn and engage with key strategies, in sessions delivered by experts, to best position your business to access the funding needed to accelerate your business.

Learning Objective

– A detailed fundraising strategy
– Expert-reviewed pitch decks
– Enhanced access to investors

 

Format

Expert-led virtual weekly sessions, Ask Me Anything sessions and peer-to-peer support.

Key Dates

Applications open: 24th November 2021
Application  close: 10th January 2022, at 9am
Programme starts: 1st February 2022
Programme ends: 16th April 2022

 

Commitment

Twelve (12) weeks. Three (3) hours per week.

 

 

The Curriculum

– Intro to London’s Funding Ecosystem

– The Economics of Your Startup

– Your Go-to Market Strategy

– How to Improve Pitch Deck

– Crowdfunding platforms and strategies

– Grants, Loans & Alternative finance

– Angel Investing & Venture Capital

This programme is suitable for

– Businesses looking to scale their existing operations and need access to capital
– Business that have typically been trading for 6 months+
– Founders generating revenue, but can no longer grow through cash flow
– Founders who are interested in learning about different financing opportunities such as; equity investment, debt investment, grants, crowdfunding and more
– Founders who would like access to a network of investors and venture capitalists
– Founders must be residents of a LIFT Borough (Camden, Hackney, Islington or Tower Hamlets).

 

About LIFT

LIFT (Leading Inclusive Futures through Technology) is a three-year programme across Camden, Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets that helps underserved residents, (especially women and Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities) into good local jobs in the knowledge economy (tech, digital, sciences and creative production) and supports businesses and start-ups in these sectors.

Contacts

LIFTlift.futures@islington.gov.uk
OneTech – federico@capitalenterprise.org

Apply for LIFT Access to Funding if:

- You Live in the boroughs of Camden, Hackney, Islington or Tower Hamlets
- You are eager to learn and ready to commit for the duration of the course

Applications open 24 November until 10 January 2022 (9AM)

click here to register your interest for early access

 

APPLY

Taster Event: 

 

Angel Investment is more than just a buzzword in the startup scene. It’s something that could change the course of your business, granting you access to finances to take your business to the next level
Join us virtually, on the 24th of November, to discover insights from A Founder’s Perspective with Nana Parry (CEO of Tectonic) who has raised over £300,000 in angel investment across ventures. Like many others, Nana was not in a position to have financial cover when raising, and so had to be very practical and strategic in his method. Nana will be sharing the strategies that were key to his business’ successful fundraising.

 

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