What is Get Funding Fit?

A series of programmes designed to help South Yorkshire based startups and SMEs raise investment and access funding.

Get Funding Fit helps early-stage entrepreneurs navigate the investment landscape and provide them with the skills, knowledge and networks needed to fund their business growth.

Series 1: Raising Equity Investment will equip you with the knowledge, tools and introductions needed to raise equity investment.

Applications for Cohort 1 are now closed. Please register your interest for Get Funding Fit Series 2 by clicking the link below. The course will take place in early 2022*. 

*subject to demand 

Benefits for South Yorkshire Startups 

 

Meet the experts

Here is a selection of who you’ll be learning from on the programme. Watch this space for further announcements.

John Spinder

John Spinder

CEO - Capital Enterprise

Nick Slater

Nick Slater

Investment Manager - TEAM SY | Partner - Post Urban Ventures

Lotus Qi

Lotus Qi

Community and Outreach Manager - TEAM SY | Venture Manager - Post Urban Ventures

Jordan Dargue

Jordan Dargue

Investment and Programme Director - North Invest

Katherine Gilroy

Katherine Gilroy

Senior Associate - Seedrs

Melaine Ellyard

Melaine Ellyard

Senior Manager at British Business Bank

Kevin Hallas

Kevin Hallas

Innovation and Growth Specialist - RTC North

Phil Hornby

Phil Hornby

Founder and Director - Scale Business Performance

What will the course cover? 

Programme dates:
4 October – Early December 2021

Delivery type:
2 x face-to-face sessions (Welcome Session and Demo Day)
5 x peer group sessions
One-to-one sessions with expert mentors 
12 x virtual workshops, seminars and panel discussions covering range of topics including:

  • The South Yorkshire investment landscape
  • ‘Ask me anything’ sessions with seed and angel investors
  • Creating the right business model
  • An introduction to innovation grant funding and crowdfunding
  • The full course curriculum and dates/times can be found here.

Who is it for?

Businesses operating from South Yorkshire. You must have a South Yorkshire registered or trading address.
Those who are curious or who are considering raising funds in the next 6 months. 
Businesses with high growth potential.
All sectors.
Those in pre-seed/first round funding stage.
Early stage businesses who wish to understand equity investment and need support to reach a credible position to raise.
Those who are able to commit to the full programme – a minimum of 12 hours. 

Spaces are limited with priority given to startups and SMEs based in South Yorkshire.