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Ascend Investment Readiness Programme 2024 for growth-stage ventures.

Application Deadline: June 24, 2024

The Ascend programme focuses on investment readiness, business and funding advice, investment relationship brokerage, and aftercare support. It aims to identify women and non-binary led businesses that are at a fast-growth stage and require funding to scale. The programme aims to move these businesses to the next level by introducing them to connections and opportunities.

The overall objective of the Ascend programme is to support 35 businesses with high growth potential, helping them secure the necessary funding and connections to scale their operations and reach their full potential.

Application Criteria

Your Business

  • Revenue-generating and/or VC backed
  • Planning to raise funding within the next 12-18 months, £250,000+
  • Demonstrably growing customer base and/or market share
  • London-based business

You & Your Team

  • Women and non-binary founder(s)
  • You have proven expertise in your industry


Investment Readiness

During this phase, businesses will receive support & guidance to become investment-ready. This may involve refining their business plans, improving financial projections, and enhancing their overall value proposition.

Business & Funding Advice

Through the programme, businesses will have access to business & funding advice. This will include mentorship & guidance from industry experts providing insights and establishing relationships with potential investors.


More Info: Ascend Investment Readiness Programme



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