The alternative funding roadmap

How do you find the right funding for your business? We know finding the right funding for your business can be hard work. Whether you learn far down the line that the funding fit is wrong, or you just can't find a funding path that fits your business at all. However, sourcing alternative funding doesn’t have to be a challenge.

Here are some steps to get you started:

Understand the type of business you are building

To inspire you on your journey, check out some of the Founder stories from those who have gone before you on the funding journey.

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Identify the type of funding that'll work for your business

There are so many options out there, but an excellent place to start is to have a look here at a few of the options out there.

Create a list of funding providers 

There are many capital options, and new ones are created all the time. We've created a vast list of existing funds for founders to explore and are currently offering FREE access. You can download the Alternative Funding Directory by clicking below.

This directory is UK-based

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🇩🇪 In search of alternative funding options in Germany? Click below to access a BRAND NEW directory for Germany-based founders created in partnership with Naomi Ryland

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Draft your funding proposal 

Now that you know the type of funding you want, and have a list of potential frunding providers, it’s time to put a funding proposal together and get feedback.

Start talking with funders

Shop your funding offer around and evalute your options until you've secured the right funding for your business.

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Funding Roadmap

The alternative funding roadmap

How do you find the right funding for your business? We know finding the right funding for your business can be hard work. Whether you learn far down the line that the funding fit is wrong, or you just can't find a funding path that fits your business at all. However, sourcing alternative funding doesn’t have to be a challenge.

Here are some steps to get you started:

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Understand the type of business you are building

To inspire you on your journey, check out some of the Founder stories from those who have gone before you on the funding journey.

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Identify the type of funding that'll work for your business

There are so many options out there, but an excellent place to start is to have a look here at a few of the options out there.

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Create a list of funding providers

There are many capital options, and new ones are created all the time. We've created a vast list of existing funds for founders to explore and are currently offering FREE access. You can download the Alternative Funding Directory by clicking below.

This funding directory is UK-based (for now)

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Draft your funding proposal

Now that you know the type of funding you want, and have a list of potential frunding providers, it’s time to put a funding proposal together and get feedback.

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Start talking with funders

Shop your funding offer around and evalute your options until you've secured the right funding for your business.

Funding Roadmap

Struggling to find your funding path alone?

There's another way.

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The Alternative Funding School

Sometimes, funding your business can be slow and overwhelming, even with the right tools to get you started.

We've built the Alternative Funding School to guide founders every step of the way. Alongside like-minded founders, we offer you practical, hands-on support to raise mission-aligned funding. This is a six-week shortcut to what can otherwise be a long journey.

Applications close on 4th November 2022

Please note, our doors will close early if all places are filled before this date

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