How the funding landscape is changing; what's post-growth Entrepreneurship and how can it help founders break free from traditional business models
For founders curious about funding alternatives
Hello folks! I’m Esme, the founder of Considered Capital. This is the 12th issue of The Considered Club - a bi-weekly newsletter for founders curious about funding alternatives! The most clicked post from last week’s issue was on the Convertible Income Share Agreement. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read today, please consider sharing it with a founder.
It’s the last day to apply to join theAlternative Funding School. From tomorrow the prices goes up. Apply to join the May 2022 cohort.
Really proud and thrilled to find out this week that I was included in the Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise for my work with Considered Capital. Thank you Pioneers Post and congrats to all the other winners! In great company with some wonderful females founders - check out the full list here.
Lots of you have also been signing up to join the Alternative Funding School. The 2022 May cohort is our biggest yet, with 40% of seats already filled with incredible founders wholly committed to building businesses that are a balancing profit and purpose.
75% have a female or nonbinary founder
60% are based in the the US and the rest are in Europe or the UK
From healthcare to e-commerce, in this cohort we’ve got an incredible range of founders building fintech products, marketplaces, education platforms and food and drinks companies.
If you’re on the fence about joining, apply via this link and I’ll reach out to book a 15 minute call to get your questions answered.
I’m sure you are all, like me, horrified by what’s going on in Ukraine. If you’re looking for ways to help Ukrainians have put together a list of organisations where foreigners can donate to help both the Ukrainian army and its private citizens.
Grants & Challenges
Happy Porch | receive £500 micro-grants for research into the role of digital technology in the Circular Economy
Effective Altruism | access grant funding for projects that will improve the world
The Visa Everywhere Initiative 2022 | apply for up to $100k in prize money
Just Energy Transition Innovation Challenge | for high-potential policy ideas and solutions that promote a just transition for all
Because Accelerator | join a 10-week free programme for early to middle stage entrepreneurs that have product related ideas
The Circular Startup | a fully-funded 18-month programme supporting Londoners who want to create circular solutions
2Gether-international | a 3-month accelerator programme to support women entrepreneurs with disabilities
StartLife Accelerate | join a 12-week online program for the most promising food & agritech startups that offers pre-seed loans and business support
Story Cube | access a free online programme covering strategy, sales and storytelling, designed to help ambitious ed tech entrepreneurs
Feel free to share any of these funding opportunities in this week’s issue!
Melanie Rieback| talks to the Post Growth Institute about how post-growth Entrepreneurship helps founders break free from traditional business models
The Catalyst Fund | makes two fantastics investments in female-led social enterprises using a revenue—based repayment model
Zebras Unite London | discusses the funding landscape, how investment is changing, the challenges and barriers to change, and what good could look like
Until next issue!
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