Tips for creating the perfect pitch deck

Tips for creating the perfect pitch deck

A pitch deck is a brief presentation which showcases key aspects of your business plan and is used to pitch to investors (or other parties you may want something from like when you apply to our programmes, or certain customers, for example).  Ensure your pitch deck is...
A guide to startup funding

A guide to startup funding

Raising money is a key part of being an entrepreneur. Agrifood has some specific challenges around finance given the typically slower growth rates, the seasonality of cash flow and time needed for a return on investment. Whilst some businesses can grow organically and...
Why market research is key to startup success

Why market research is key to startup success

Problem – solution fit – tick. Now let’s find out if you have a viable startup business… You have a brilliant idea for changing the food system. But how do you go about proving to yourself and others that your idea is worthy of all the blood, sweat and...
Do I go at it solo or should I have a co-founder?

Do I go at it solo or should I have a co-founder?

If you are unsure whether you should manage a startup business alone or with (a) co-founder(s), first consider the benefits and disadvantages of both sides: Solo Potential for less startup costs (fewer salaries, fewer people to support)Allows you to set your vision by...
Best advice to avoid startup failure

Best advice to avoid startup failure

1. LOVE is a MUST! Running your own business is not an easy ride. Chances are it will be a lot harder (and more rewarding) than you ever could have imagined so make sure you’re working on something you love and care about. Instead of going after any old market...

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