How to win startups grants; How RBF could help you hold on to your equity; What’s it’s like to graduate from the Alternative Funding School
For founders seeking the best alternatives to VC
Hello folks! I’m Esme, the founder of Considered Capital. This is the 17th issue of The Considered Club - a bi-weekly newsletter for founders seeking the best alternatives to VC. Welcome to the 111 people who signed up this week. The most clicked post from last week’s issue was the Headstream Accelerator. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read today, please like it above and share with friends!
Alternative Funding School. If you are fundraising in the next 6-12 months, apply to join our Alternative Funding School. Doors close in 2 weeks.
Considered Capital Masterclass. We’re hosting our very first FREE live masterclass with special guest Emma Shaw, co-founder of Library of Things. Tickets will be released on Tuesday!
What’s it’s like to graduate from the Alternative Funding School.. with Sophie Slater, founder of BirdSong
This week I spoke with Sophie Slater, founder of the brilliant social enterprise Birdsong to learn about their funding journey, what some of the biggest funding challenges have been so far and what she changed about her funding plan after graduating from the Alternative Funding School.
‘I've actually got a funding plan and it's really robust and all the worksheets have been really helpful. I know the funding story that I'm trying to tell with my business and also when we need to go out and get funding.’
I loved chatting with Sophie and learning about her funding experiences. I hope you do too.
Find grants, upcoming accelerators, pitch competitions, & more!
Grants & Challenges
Biomedical Catalyst | awards up to £2 million in equity-free funding
LG Chem Global Innovation Challenge | access various types of funding, mentorship and commercialisation opportunities
ORPEA’s International Sensory Challenge | win the chance to work with a leading global player which is specialised in care and services for fragile people
AWS Impact Accelerator | black founders receive $125,000 cash grant and $100,000 in AWS Activate credits
Hatch Launchpad | receive 12 hours of expert-led masterclasses on mission development, business modelling, product/market fit, branding, sales, marketing, funding and pitching
Social Impact Award | a three month incubator programme plus 3.000 € in grant money
We’re giving away free tickets to our workshop on grant funding
Join Melissa Siah and I on Thursday 28th April at 12PM (UK time) for a one hour workshop on ‘How to win Start up Grants’.
Melissa Siah, a graduate from our Alternative Funding School, won an incredible 6-figure grant from Innovate UK to kick start her business.
Sign up today and join the 49 of you already registered!
Impact Entrepreneur | tells us about Revenue Based Funding and how it works
Pioneers Post | explains what the Better Business Act is and how it could transform the way UK companies do business
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