Are you an ambitious business leader ready to grow your business? Are you looking to expand your knowledge of the funding landscape? Do you want to improve your chances of getting investment? If the answer is ‘yes’, why not apply to the Funding Academy?

Next Programme Dates

Applications are now open for the Summer 2020 programme. To apply, please complete our application form by clicking the button below (allow 30-45 minutes to complete).

NOTE: Due to Covid-19, the Summer 2020 programme which is currently scheduled to start Wednesday 3 June may be postponed to a later date. Follow our social media and website for details.

Acknowledgement of receipt

Within 48 hours of submitting your application, you will receive an email from our Funding Academy Manager to acknowledge receipt. You will then be requested to submit electronic versions of your latest pitch deck and financial statements.

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When will I know if I’ve been accepted?

Successful applicants will be notified of their place on the Funding Academy approximately 7 to 8 weeks before the date of the first programme day.

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Meet the challenge

Learn to think more deeply and broadly about your business, the funding process and what investors are really looking for.

Become investment ready

Learn how to optimise your business plan deserves and refine your pitch before engaging with investors.

Secure investment

The best businesses will be invited to present to Shaw & Co's investor network.

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