1. Business Plan Writing

Some people can pitch an investor with a 5 slide deck and raise $1 Million. But that’s a one-in-a-million idea.

The rest of us have to articulate our ideas, in complete and understandable sentences, with a logical concept development.

Our specialised writers have worked on both sides of the process: pitching an idea and analysing businesses. We have drafted and edited more than 800 business plans, and we would love to write yours.

Fundtra employs a 5 step process:

1. UNDERSTAND

First we take the time to listen to you, to understand the needs of your business, create a map for your business plan, and establish key performance indicators (KPIs)

2. RESEARCH

Next, we go to work: gathering information and statistics for perspective, to best place your company in the market. We draft a 3-5 year financial plan in this stage.

3. WRITE

After researching, we put it all down on paper, writing a full first draft of a minimum of 15 pages for you to review. Once you give us feedback, we finalise the text.

4. DESIGN

With the final text signed-off by you, we move forward with our professional graphic designers to polish the business plan to compliment your branding.

5. FINALISE

Following design, we submit the final product. But the fun doesn’t stop there. We’re happy to suggest ways to incorporate your business plan to generate results, and funding.

2. Fundraising:
Crowdfunding



Do you believe in the power of the crowd?

Your crowd? More than just funders, a crowd is your ambassadors, eviganelist, loyal customer, involved donor, and returning visitors. Fundtra helps you to really understand your crowd, so that you, together with your crowd, can fundraise, undertake, build, make and build. Since 2015, Fundtra has worked with crowdfunding campaigns across Europe.

3. Fundraising:
Grants and Tenders



Fundtra helps you find grants, draft proposals, and ultimately win funding for your startup.

Fundtra can help with:

• Prospect Research, to help you find the right grants.

• Proposal Writing, for EU, national government and foundation grants.

• Consulting Services, directing you to funding opportunities.


We primarily write grant proposals for EU funds, specifically for the EU Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) Instrument. This grant is designed for EU-based SMEs and startups, providing funding for innovation projects to help them grow.

We also work with clients to write proposals for national government funding, such as the TSB Smart Grants (Innovate) in the UK, or startup foundation funds, such as the Sparkplug Foundation.



The EU SME Instrument, Phase 1 and Phase 2:


1

Phase 1 is a grant of €50,000 to carry out a feasibility study to verify your innovation or concept. It consists of an initial business proposal and lasts a period of six months.

There are 4 deadlines per year and it typically takes 4-6 weeks to develop a proposal.




2

A grant between €500,000 and €2.5 million to further develop your innovation activities, such as demonstration, testing, piloting, scaling up, and more. The proposal consists of a more developed business plan, and the period of the grant is one to two years.

There are 4 deadlines per year and it typically takes 6-8 weeks to develop a proposal.

Why should
I apply for a grant?

Fundraising through grants can be a way for you to retain equity while improving your cash flow and gaining recognition.

What does that mean? Simply put: if you raise funds from individuals and VCs, they’ll typically want a piece of your business (equity or shares). Grants are equity-free funding. Winning a grant means you get funding, without giving up a share of your business.But it takes time. And it’s not always easy. Sometimes the most innovative businesses are rejected because they don’t understand the process or the approach to grants.

That’s why it will save you time to hire an expert to prepare your application.