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A bi-weekly newsletter of the best alternative funding opportunities
Hi! I’m Esme, and this is the 3rd issue of The Considered Club. Welcome to the 59 people who signed up this week. Every 2 weeks I’ll share with you a roundup of the best alternative funding opportunities you can be applying for right now and celebrating founders getting alternatively funded.
Researching funding opportunities is still one of the most time-consuming activities you end up doing as a founder. So, every 2 weeks, I’m going to be sharing funding opportunities I often share directly with founders I work with. We’ve also got a new name, The Considered Club. If you enjoy what you’ve read, please like it above & share it with your friends.
Every way but the VC way:
Women in Innovation Awards | apply for a £50,000 grant and bespoke business support.
Med Tech Navigator | apply for £7,500 innovation grants
The Awesome Foundation | awards £1000 grants every month for a brilliant idea
Incubators & Accelerators
Zinc| launching the Rose Acton Award to fund an exceptionally ambitious technical female Founder
Circular Economy Accelerator | for global startups with innovative ideas for the circular economy
Accenture & WEF | six-month accelerator program for early-to-growth-stage companies developing innovations towards a more circular economy
Challenges & Prizes
Tom Ford | offering $1.2 Million to innovators creating the best replacement for thin-film plastic
The Safety Tech Challenge Fund | awarding five organisations up to £85,000 each to develop innovative technologies to keep children safe in end-to-end encrypted environments.
UK Research & Innovation | investing up to £14.4million in healthy aging innovation projects.
Sustainable Thinking Scotland (STS) is the first to secure investment from the Catalyst fund, a new investment vehicle offering loans with a flexible repayment model.
A VC invests in a democratic worker-controlled public benefit corporation.
In case you missed it
DHH | How exponential growth devours and corrupts
Wired | How users can own the companies they help build, and why this could be better than the current status quo
Zebras Unite London | Startup Grant Series
Re-generate | A purpose driven ecosystem map
This week I launched Considered Capital, a platform to help founders find aligned, alternative funding. Register below and be the first to know when enrollment opens for our next cohort of ‘How to Raise Alternative Funding’.
Until next time!
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