A start-ups ability to make the right connections and achieve the funding they need for sustainable growth is vital to their success. At Triteq we support many start-ups through every stage of their product development journey from research, concept, design and through to manufacture. Our experience is invaluable and we play a very supportive role to all our clients. We also make sure that whenever we hear of funding, financial support or investment opportunities we make sure that we broadcast the news
So when we heard about Ignite and the opportunity for investment from £50k up to £2m, we wanted to make sure we shared the news!
Ignite, a £10m social impact investment fund backed by Centrica, is looking for the brightest business ideas that use energy to make a difference in people’s lives. If you have an idea, we would love to hear from you. Applications will be shortlisted and finalists will be invited to pitch to a panel of industry and social enterprise experts in June 2015.
Applications open: 13th April 2015
Final deadline for applications: 15th May 2015
For more information and to apply, visit our website: http://ignitesocialenterprise.com/challenge/
You should apply if you need some help to get your idea or business plan investment-ready, or if you feel you are ready for investment now. The most successful applicants will:
• Have an idea that needs a little polishing to get investment-ready
• Be in energy or an energy related sector
• Make a clear impact on people’s lives
• Be UK based with social impact in the UK
• Have potential to become financially sustainable without grant income
• Eventually be looking for investment between £50k and £2m in 2015
The most successful pitches will receive a package of pre-investment support to get your business ready to pitch for investment from the Ignite Investment Committee, including:
• A Centrica mentor to oversee the support programme
• Theory of Change coaching by an industry expert
• Individualised business support and development workshops
• Introductions to the Ignite network of ambitious energy-related social enterprises throughout the UK
We will also be holding a number of drop in sessions around the country to give you an opportunity to meet the team, learn more about Ignite and to talk to us about your application. Please find dates and locations on our website.
We look forward to learning about your bright energy ideas!
The Ignite team