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For high-tech companies looking to accelerate their growth in telecoms

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Specialist telecoms business support

Support to scale your business

Accelerate the development of your products & services

Work with expert mentors & academics

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About the Investment Workout

Access to finance is a major barrier to UK SME growth, particularly in high technology sectors like telecoms and for upstream technology capabilities such as photonics and cyber security. Understanding how to plan and execute a successful investment strategy is a critical success factor for growth.

The two-day interactive course will help you build a strategy for raising seed and venture capital investment from investors managing a telecoms sector-aligned portfolio.

You will be supported by a team of highly experienced mentors with backgrounds in digital innovation and telecommunications, considering the unique challenges and opportunities within the sector.

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More about the programme

This course aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complex world of venture funding in the UK. By the end of the course, you will clearly understand the investment landscape, how to position your company to attract the right type of investor, and how to plan a multi-stage investment campaign to increase the odds of closing their fundraising round.

The Investment Workout dovetails with the Innovation Workout supporting you in developing a blended investment and R&D grant income strategy, tailoring your value proposition and product development focus to the telecoms market.

Who should apply?

We can support companies in the following technology areas on the workout:

  • Security technologies
  • Wireless network technologies
  • Core network technologies
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Compound semi-conductors
  • Non terrestrial networks
  • Optical communications and photonics
  • Network management

Or those in adjacent sectors:

  • IT & Cloud
  • Silicon, Chips & Electronics
  • Photonics
  • Quantum computing

It’s for spin-outs, start-ups, and scale-up companies. You must be actively considering or seeking investment within the next 24 months.

“This timely Investment Workout has enabled Ethicronics to further plan its funding roadmap and reinforce the strong need for cybersecurity and sustainability in the Telecoms sector.”

Franck Courbon, CEO & Founder, Ethicronics 

“Great insights about strategy in the UK regarding the innovation ecosystem in the telco sector and investment arena.”

Vyacheslav Lukin, Edge Vision

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