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Virgin StartUps launches CrowdBoost, a crowdfunding accelerator programme

By Crowdcube. 4th Jan 2018

Crowd Boost

CrowdBoost, a seven-week accelerator programme run by Virgin Startups and in partnership with TribeFirst, is tailored to entrepreneurs who want to raise funds and awareness through an equity crowdfunding campaign.

The programme has been developed for ambitious entrepreneurs that are looking to raise at least £100k and already have a proven concept that is generating traction and a good following.

CrowdBoost is delivered through a series of masterclasses, talks, drop-in clinics and events. The programme is delivered in partnership with equity crowdfunding expert John Auckland of TribeFirst and is supported by Virgin StartUp’s in-house team that includes equity crowdfunding alumni, private equity professionals, chartered accountants and digital marketing experts.

As part of the programme, you’ll receive guidance to get everything set up for your crowdfunding campaign including:

  • Understanding investor hot buttons

  • Applying for EIS/SEIS

  • Scriptwriting and shooting your pitch video

  • Financial forecasts and valuation considerations

  • Creating a concise and effective pitch deck and executive summary document

The deadline for applications is midnight on the 26th of January 2018. The CrowdBoost programme will run from the 30th of January 2018 with candidates launching their campaign in March/April. It will primarily be delivered out of the Virgin StartUp offices in London.

You can find more information on the CrowdBoost, including details of how to apply, here.

Risk warning

Investing in start-ups and early stage businesses involves risks, including illiquidity, lack of dividends, loss of investment and dilution, and it should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. Crowdcube is targeted exclusively at investors who are sufficiently sophisticated to understand these risks and make their own investment decisions. You will only be able to invest via Crowdcube once you are registered as sufficiently sophisticated. Please click here to read the full Risk Warning.

This page is approved as a financial promotion by Crowdcube Capital Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Pitches for investment are not offers to the public and investments can only be made by members of crowdcube.com on the basis of information provided in the pitches by the companies concerned.