A Dynamic Accelerator Programme
Advance is a dynamic accelerator programme of investment and support, with a four-month renewal window, for developing businesses with the potential for significant growth. Advance offers access to angel investors with potential for co-investment as well as consultant-led support to prepare for future Series A fund-raising.
You’ll be a developing business with a tested Minimum Viable Proposition (MVP) looking to deploy your solution within a proactive city environment. You’ll have a strong leadership team and an investor presentation with a clear business opportunity. You will most likely have raised seed capital through investment or innovation grant funding, and now need up to £400,000 of capital investment over the next 12 months. And of course, your proposition will have enormous potential impact on transportation, mobility and energy usage.
Through the Advance accelerator programme we’ll provide support to your business in the following ways:
- Access to our City Space network of fellow entrepreneurs, innovators and sector experts
- Core business training modules, but predominantly consultant-led support on your specific business challenges
- Mentoring from market or sector experts who can offer key insights to help with your business planning
- Access to comprehensive city data and support with data analysis
- Peer-to-peer and networking sessions with other like-minded entrepreneurs and our investment network to share ideas, challenges and opportunities
- Advice and guidance in presentation and business planning from our investor network
- Introductions to our angel investor network and sponsors from the public and private sector
- Opportunities to pitch to our investor panel as well as the potential for co-investment from Oxygen House Group.
In short, Advance can help accelerate and scale your business, ready for Series A investment and beyond.