Investment Readiness Programme
Looking to grow your business by raising investment? We’re here to help.
We’re here to help guide early-stage founders, especially from underrepresented groups, on how to access external finance. Our programme focuses on demystifying funding opportunities and help you navigate what can often feel like a challenging and complex process.
As with everything we do at London Business Hub, this programme is led by experts in their field – finance specialists who have invested in businesses like yours. People who really know what they’re talking about and who want to help you succeed on your own terms.
We’ll guide you through a step-by-step process, providing insights, information, introductions and opportunities to help you get the best out of your business in these early stages.
You want to grow your business. We want to see that happen.
Is this programme for me?
At London Business Hub, we want to give our help to the businesses who need our support most. A big part of that is making sure you get the right guidance at the right time.
With that in mind, this particular programme does have an eligibility criteria:
- You must be based in one of London’s 33 boroughs
- Be a registered company
- You must be an early stage business
So, if you’re a young London based company just getting set up or one that’s been in business for a short time but has yet to make any commercial sales, and you’re looking to find investment – this programme is for you.
What does the programme cover?
Our Investment Readiness Programme covers the how-to’s and the dos-and-don’ts of finding investment. We’ll guide you through important aspects of the process like accessing equity and loan financing, getting the best out of accelerator programmes, approaching venture capitalists and business angels, avoiding common pitfalls and – of course – referrals to investors.
When does it happen?
We’ll be running one workshop every month for 10 months, starting from August 2020. Our next session is taking place on Tuesday 27 April 2021 followed by Tuesday 25 May 2021. If this doesn’t work for you, we’ll be adding other dates as they’re confirmed – so please do check back.
Great, how do I apply?
We’re excited to have you onboard! To get started, please register your interest below for the next available session. If successful, one of our team will get in touch and walk you through the second stage of the application process.