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50 Ways To Find Funding For Your Business by Emma Jones

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Large Corporates and Accelerators

An increasing number of large corporates are opening accelerators and launching funds to back small business. According to Seed-DB (www.seed-db.com), a database that tracks the growth of seed accelerators across the globe, there are 145 accelerator programmes that have accepted 2,213 companies which have raised over $1.6bn in funding and created 5607 jobs. [6]

As the name implies, accelerators offer an accelerated process for start-ups to help get products to market. Some offer financial backing as well as access to a global customer base.

MITIE Millions

Launched in 2012 by the FTSE 250 outsourcing and energy services company, this programme invites individuals and businesses with products or services ...

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