“I need more money and I wish I had more time!” As a startup founder you’d probably like more of both!

But is your start-up ready for investment? Take the Startup Investment scorecard to find out.

Armed with your Startup Investment Scorecard result, you are invited to book a Funding Clinic to explore how your business could speed up the process of attracting equity investment. (We haven’t invented the 8 day week yet – but we are advocates of prioritisation to use the available time wisely).

Who are Funding Clinics for?

To book a funding clinic you need to have completed a Startup Investment Scorecard. Funding clinics are designed for founders who have:

+ developed an initial product (or Minimum Viable Product)
+ attracted their first customers (or, at least, initial users).

You may not necessarily be generating much revenue but you have the potential to do so.

It doesn’t matter if you haven’t raised investment before, but you do need to have an idea of how much money you need to raise to ensure your business can grow. It is likely that you will be looking to raise upwards of £100K. If this isn’t you, it is unlikely a Funding Clinic is going to help.

Scroll to the bottom of this page to book your Funding Clinic.

What is a Funding Clinic?

A Funding Clinic is an informal but focused 1-2-1 session with a startup funding adviser from Focused For Business’ Funding Team. Our advisers will demystify the process of raising early-stage equity investment and outline your funding options.

Each clinic lasts 30 minutes and you will be asked to describe briefly what your business has achieved to date and what you plan to do with the money you raise.

You will receive tailored advice on the funding options open to your startup and practical guidance on how to unlock investment. You can expect frank, no-nonsense advice which gives you a clear, honest picture of your funding options and what you need to do next to raise funding.

Funding Clinics are conducted via Google Meet by one of Funding Team.

Meet the Funding Team

Hatty Fawcett
Founder of Focused For Business

Hatty runs clinics on Thursday morning.

Angela Malik-Agarwal
Founder of Planet Nourish

Angela runs clinics on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Liz Titchmarsh
Founder of Saporista

Liz runs clinics on Friday morning.

Booking a Funding Clinic

Funding Clinics are free but are generally oversubscribed so please don’t book a Funding Clinic until you have checked you meet the criteria outlined above (see “Who are Funding Clinics for?”). All our funding advisers are founders who have raised investment for their own startup. They all bring different experiences and sector expertise. If you want to meet a particular adviser, please book your Funding Clinic for the day on which that adviser works. You can see who runs clinics on which day above. Your Funding Clinic will be scheduled via Calendly. Once your booking is complete you will receive an email with the Google Meet call login. We look forward to talking!

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