FinTech Accelerator for UK Startups.
We help founders access investment. Our FinTech Accelerator will get you investor ready with 6 evening workshops led by industry experts, as well as introductions to those all-important lead investors. If you want to stand out against the competition, meet investors and close your next funding round, apply today!
How we help.
Get Investor Ready.
Introductions to Lead VCs.
1-3 Years Trading
Pre-seed / Early Seed
Able to demonstrate market traction
Minimum 1 active client or pilot
The financial sector has been a long-time favourite of investors – with financial services accounting for over $130 billion in venture funding in 2021.
It has never been more difficult to get in front of investors given the competitive landscape.
Our FinTech Accelerator will get you investor ready with 6 evening workshops led by industry experts as well as introductions to important lead investors.
THE WORLD OF FUNDRAISING
"Vantage is an awesome programme - it really helped us at Kitt Medical network with other entrepreneurs in the MedTech space and learn from interesting people and businesses!"
Zak Marks, Co-Founder
MedTech Accelerator - Autumn 2022
NAVIGATING THE WORLD OF FUNDRAISING
We kick off our six-week Accelerator by opening the floor to each of our cohort members, as well as experts of the corporate finance landscape, who will map out the world of funding.
We'll also be joined by FinTech founders who have successfully progressed through the investment journey, offering you first-hand advice and what they wish they'd known to begin with.
Caroline Urban, MBM Commercial
Do you want to make sure you have all of your legal ducks in a row, so you can scale your business safely? Then join Katie McFadden of MBM Commercial for her legal workshop.
This workshop will cover everything from setting up, to contracts, to trademarking and protecting your brand, to the legal side of attracting investment for your business (and much more).
CONDUCTING MARKET RESEARCH
Will Hargreaves, Pioneer Research
In this workshop you'll learn the vital primary and secondary market research strategies to shape value propositions, validate ideas and pitch ventures, and predict consumer behaviour.
We'll run through where you can find crucial data, how to pick the right customer segment, how to size a market, and so much more.
HOW TO BUILD A PRODUCT LED SAAS COMPANY
Paul Sullivan, Digital BIAS
In this workshop, Paul Sullivan of Digital BIAS will run you through the key components of building a product-led company.
You will look at the organisational needs, the financial needs, the strategic needs, your go-to-market approach and optimised onboarding. You will take away the key needs to effectively plan your PLG approach and build that into your roadmap and pitch deck.
Steph Melodia, Bloom
As passionate believers in the power of brand, Bloom delivers custom marketing solutions across strategy and implementation to help UK tech startups rev up into scale-up mode.
In this workshop, discover the power of brand performance for your startup. Steph will run our cohort through everything from brand guidelines and launch plans to social media, SEO and content creation.
The final workshop of the series puts everything you've learned during the programme into practice, with selected members of the cohort being chosen to present their new and improved pitch.
The pitch night event will give each presenter the chance to receive valuable feedback from the experts and your fellow founders.
With your sharpened skillset and comprehensive feedback, you'll be ready to present your business to that all-important investor panel.