AD:VENTURE is best known for its grant funding, but that’s just one of the ways they help startups to succeed…
Whether you’re thinking of starting a business or trying to make the leap from startup to scale-up, AD:VENTURE can help. They work hand-in-hand with entrepreneurs like you to help them grow their business – and not just through grant funding. This is a long-term, holistic programme that offers business support, virtual workshops and access to a network of experts, for as long as you need it. So if you’ve got big ambitions, register now.
A business partner, without the equity
From the moment you register for the AD:VENTURE Growth Programme, you’ll be assigned a dedicated advisor. This is the business partner you’ve always wanted – a mentor, a sounding board, a trusted advisor – except you won’t have to give up any equity or control. In fact, you won’t have to pay them at all because AD:VENTURE’s services are completely free.
The first thing they’ll do is get to know your business. They’ll ask lots of questions to identify where you need support and how they can help. You might need advice on your business plan or maybe you want to test the viability of your product – wherever there’s a gap in your knowledge, they’ll step in to fill it. And if they can’t do it, they’ll know someone who can.
That’s the beauty of AD:VENTURE. They’re well connected, and by working with them, so are you. They’ll introduce you to industry experts and business owners, opening the door to new collaborations and new possibilities. Plus, you’ll have access to a packed programme of virtual workshops on everything from pitching your business to developing a content strategy.
Up to £25,000 in grant funding to fuel growth
You can’t underestimate the value of a trusted advisor. Having someone to work through problems with and bounce ideas off will give you confidence in your decisions. And because their advisors have years of experience behind them, you could find yourself moving in a direction you never would have thought of yourself. They’re true partners in your growth journey.
Part of that journey is how and when you take advantage of the services available to you through the AD:VENTURE Growth Programme. Some people start with business advice, others with workshops – you might even choose to join Accelerate, a 6-month structured programme run by Leeds Beckett University, or Northern Max Accelerator, a 10-week programme in Bradford.
Ultimately, most people want to apply for funding from the AD:VENTURE Growth Grant, which offers up to £25,000 to support capital growth costs. And, of course, your business advisor will be on-hand to help guide you through the process. They’ll assess whether you’re eligible and help you prepare your application, so you have the best chance of success.
Register now and start your growth journey
Interested? The AD:VENTURE Growth Programme is open to startups that are in their first three years of trading and based in the Leeds City Region – that means Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York. It could unlock your growth potential, so what are you waiting for? Register now and find out how they can help you.