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Unlock Your Path to Success with Mastering Innovation Funding Programmes! 🚀

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Unlock Your Path to Success with Mastering Innovation Funding Programmes! 🚀

  •          Who the Course is for: Students, Startup Owners, Anyone
  •          Duration: 1:30 Hours | 1 Lesson
  •          Start Date: 19/04/2023
  •          Location: Hybrid - Option for in-person learning and Online

Are you ready to turn your groundbreaking ideas into reality? Do you dream of securing the funding needed to propel your projects to new heights? Look no further – our Mastering Innovation Funding Programmes course is your golden ticket to success!

Why Invest in "Mastering Innovation Funding Programmes"?

  • ·         🌐 Hybrid Learning Experience
  • ·         🎓 Practical Application
  • ·         💡  In person Pitching Event in front of Investors and Mentors at Goldsmith University
  • ·         🤝 Pitch Day Prizes “Read on to find out more”
  • ·         💰 Total Prize Package of Over £1500
  • ·         🎓 Certificate upon completion of the course.

Course Overview: This course serves as your guiding compass through the complex world of innovation funding. Whether you're a startup owner, entrepreneur, or an individual with a groundbreaking project, Course 6 provides comprehensive insights into various funding avenues. Participants will learn to navigate the funding landscape, understand the evaluation process, and master the art of crafting compelling applications.

Course Topics:

Module 1: Understanding Funding Options:


  •          Exploration of various funding avenues for innovative ventures.
  •          Case studies and real-life examples.

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  • Embark on a comprehensive journey through the myriad of funding avenues available for innovative ventures. Delve into the intricacies of crowdfunding, angel investors, venture capital, grants, and more. This module goes beyond theoretical knowledge by immersing you in real-world scenarios through compelling case studies and examples. Witness firsthand how successful innovators strategically utilized diverse funding sources to bring their projects to fruition. By understanding the spectrum of funding options, you gain the strategic insights needed to tailor your approach, ensuring the optimal financial support for your unique venture.

Why Utilise This Knowledge:

  • Strategic Decision-Making: Equip yourself with the ability to strategically choose the most suitable funding avenue for your project.
  • Diversification Strategies: Learn how to diversify funding sources to mitigate risks and increase the likelihood of securing financial support.

Module 2: Evaluation Insights:


  •          Invaluable insights into the evaluation process from key funding bodies.
  •          Strategies to enhance your project's appeal to evaluators.

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  • Unlock the doors to invaluable insights into the evaluation process from key funding bodies. Grasp a deep understanding of the criteria that funding organizations use to assess projects. This module arms you with strategies to enhance your project's appeal to evaluators. Gain insider knowledge on what sets successful projects apart, enabling you to position your venture as an irresistible investment opportunity.

Why Utilise This Knowledge:

  • Optimised Project Positioning: Position your project in a way that resonates with evaluators, increasing the likelihood of securing funding.
  • Strategic Appeal: Craft your project presentation with strategic appeal, aligning it with the evaluation criteria most valued by funding bodies.

Module 3: Crafting a Compelling Application:


  •          Techniques for creating a strong and persuasive grant application.
  •          Tips for highlighting the uniqueness and impact of your project.

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  • Master the art of creating a compelling and persuasive grant application. Explore proven techniques to articulate your project's vision, objectives, and impact effectively. Learn the art of storytelling to captivate the attention of funding decision-makers. This module provides practical tips for highlighting the uniqueness and potential societal impact of your project, making it stand out in a competitive landscape.

Why Utilise This Knowledge:

  • Increased Success Rates: Improve the success rate of your funding applications by mastering the techniques of persuasive writing.
  • Effective Communication: Develop skills to communicate your project's value proposition in a clear and compelling manner.


Module 4: Legal Framework:


  •          Understanding the legal aspects surrounding grant funding.
  •          Ensuring seamless compliance with legal requirements.

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  • Navigate the often complex legal landscape surrounding grant funding with confidence. Gain a nuanced understanding of legal considerations and compliance requirements associated with securing funding. Ensure seamless adherence to legal standards, mitigating potential risks that could hinder the progress of your project.

Why Utilise This Knowledge:

  • Risk Mitigation: Safeguard your project by ensuring compliance with legal requirements, reducing the risk of legal challenges.
  • Confidence in Compliance: Navigate the funding process with confidence, knowing that your project aligns with legal standards.


Module 5: Invoicing and Evidence Gathering:


  •          Practical guidance on submitting invoices for successful funding.
  •          Strategies for gathering and presenting compelling evidence.

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Receive practical guidance on the often overlooked, yet crucial, aspects of submitting invoices for successful funding. Explore strategies for gathering and presenting compelling evidence that resonates with funders. Learn to substantiate your funding requests with evidence that not only satisfies financial requirements but also reinforces the value and feasibility of your project.

Why Utilise This Knowledge:

  • Financial Credibility: Strengthen the financial credibility of your funding requests by mastering invoicing and evidence presentation.
  • Enhanced Project Viability: Showcase the viability and potential success of your project through compelling financial documentation.


Module 6: Creating a Strong Grant Application:


  •          A deep dive into the key elements of a successful grant application.
  •          Interactive exercises to enhance application writing skills.

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Take a deep dive into the key elements that constitute a successful grant application. Through interactive exercises, refine your application writing skills, ensuring that each component aligns seamlessly to create a compelling narrative. This module emphasizes the importance of clarity, conciseness, and impact, empowering you to craft grant applications that capture attention and secure funding.

Why Utilise This Knowledge:

  • Competitive Edge: Gain a competitive edge by creating grant applications that stand out in a crowded field.
  • Application Mastery: Develop mastery in crafting grant applications, enhancing your ability to secure funding for future projects.

Why Invest in this Course?

  1. Navigate the Funding Maze: Learn the secrets of securing financial support for your innovative ventures. We guide you through the intricate landscape of funding options, demystifying the process for your success.
  2. Expert Insights: Gain invaluable insights from key funding bodies and industry experts. Understand what sets successful applications apart and leverage this knowledge to make your project stand out.
  3. Craft Compelling Applications: Master the art of crafting persuasive grant applications. Our course equips you with the skills to showcase the uniqueness and impact of your project, making it irresistible to evaluators.
  4. Legal Compliance Made Easy: Understand the legal framework surrounding grant funding. Ensure seamless compliance, giving you the confidence to navigate legal intricacies effortlessly.
  5. Success Strategies: Acquire proven strategies for submitting invoices and gathering evidence that resonates with funders. Maximize your chances of securing the financial backing your project deserves.

Upon Course Completion, You Will Achieve:

  •          Profound understanding of various innovation funding options.
  •          Skills to craft compelling grant applications.
  •          Knowledge of legal considerations in the grant funding process.
  •          Ability to navigate the evaluation process effectively.
  •          Expertise in invoicing and evidence gathering for successful funding.

Additional Benefits:

  •          One-on-One Session with Harry: Personalised guidance, advice, and support for your own applicatrions.
  •          Live Pitch Day Access: Exclusive opportunity to pitch your business idea upon successful course completion.

Pitch Day Prizes:

  • First Prize: £500 discount on SEIS & EIS services and 60 hours of free student technical support.
  • Second and Third Prize: 60 hours of free student technical support, including marketing, admin, business development, legal, and IT support.

Total Prize Package: Over £1500

Ongoing Support:

Exclusive Goldsmith University Access:

  • All pitches receive ongoing support from Goldsmith University, including access to exclusive events and funding opportunities if criteria are met.

Certificate Upon Completion:

  • Showcase your expertise with a certificate upon completing the course. Prove that you're not just learning but ready to revolutionise your approach to sales and entrepreneurship.

Eligibility Criteria: The 6-week Startup Programme is tailored for early-stage UK technology ventures aiming for growth. If you find yourself in the initial stages of your venture and are seeking expert knowledge in setting up, building, selling, marketing, and fundraising for your startup, this programme is for you. Whether you're in the ideation phase or pushing for early-stage growth, we invite you to explore the benefits of joining one of our upcoming cohorts. Additionally, European startups registered outside the UK are eligible, provided founders commit to attending the in-person pitch day event at Goldsmith University.

Admissions Process: Admission operates on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply, fill out the application form, and upon submission, expect a confirmation email and invoice. Ensure to check your spam folder for the confirmation email. Act promptly to secure your spot in this valuable programme.

Questions? For any inquiries about this module, reach out to hello@thestartupevents.co.uk. Check the FAQ section on the website; your question might already be answered there. We're here to support your journey to startup success!

Instructor Bio: Harry McDonough

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/harry-mcdonough-456341107

Meet Harry McDonough, an entrepreneurial force with an eight-year track record in the startup landscape. Dedicated to bridging the knowledge gap for founders, he brings a wealth of experience from roles intersecting innovation, funding, and strategic partnerships.

Harry's journey began by founding a university startup in Vertical Farming, raising £250,000 to propel its growth. This success marked the start of a career fueled by innovation and support for emerging businesses.

At the Connected Places Catapult, the UK's primary Innovation Hub for Mobility and Transport, Harry served as the Innovation Funding Manager, aiding businesses in securing funding and navigating the intricacies of innovative product development.

As the Innovation Funding Manager Harry Oversaw and Managed funding programmes for the Department for Transport (DfT) and Network Rail, Harry played a pivotal role in supporting early-stage businesses with innovation funding grants. His expertise guided startups through the complexities of innovative product development, contributing significantly to the mobility and transport sector's advancement.

In his role at the Blue Factory Innovation Hub, affiliated with ESCP, one of Europe's top business schools, Harry collaborated with university spinouts from UCL, Carbon 13, and Transmit Startup Loans. His work showcased a talent for nurturing startups within an academic and business ecosystem.

Beyond professional roles, Harry is committed to narrowing the founder knowledge gap, connecting and supporting startups passionately. His hands-on experience, from launching a startup to influencing government innovation funding, uniquely positions him to understand and address entrepreneurs' multifaceted challenges.

With a rich background in innovation, funding, and business development, Harry McDonough brings practical insights and strategic vision to the classroom. His commitment to fostering startup growth is evident in every facet of his dynamic career. Join Harry on a journey of discovery and empowerment as he inspires and guides the next generation of entrepreneurial trailblazers.


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