To support our entrepreneurs understand the journey they embark on from the outset, Portico Ventures has launched the Founder’s Toolkit. It is a collection of guidance and templates covering all stages from ideation to raising funding to incorporation and beyond, that aims to help our researcher-entrepreneurs build successful enterprises.
The toolkit takes a step-by-step approach to business development, dedicating entire sections to:
- Understanding commercialisation routes and when spinning out is appropriate
- Building a case for your technology (through proof of concept or market studies)
- Business planning
- Raising finance and pitching
- Incorporating and
- Operating your business
A section providing researcher-entrepreneurs with templates, links to external training, signposts to funding sources and other resources has also been added. The toolkit is meant to be a living document and will be updated regularly.
For questions about the toolkit of if you want to speak to us about your ideas for commercialisation, contact the Portico Ventures team!