Springboard’s objective is to offer a starting point for people seeking funding for their business or idea. We are here to provide guidance, explain the funding landscape in Jersey and support with introductions and mentoring.
We hold regular funding clinics at the Digital Jersey Hub, where our advisors can talk through your business plan or idea. You can see dates for the next clinics here. You can also learn about the funding landscape in Jersey here.
The Digital Jersey mentoring programme is an easy way to find a mentor. You can sign up here.
From bootstrapping to Angel Investors, you can also learn about the funding landscape in Jersey here.
An IPO (initial public offering) is when an unlisted (private) company is ready to raise funds by selling shares to the public. This is done by listing the company on a stock exchange such as the London Stock Exchange or New York Stock Exchange. Companies like Amazon and Apple are listed on the Nasdaq (also based in New York city). An IPO is considered a huge milestone and symbol of success for entrepreneurs.
In Jersey, we are fortunate to have an established community of Angel Investors. Angel investors are typically high net worth individuals who will provide funding for a start-up, usually in exchange for equity. At this stage of raising funds, an alternative to Angel Investors is crowdfunding through platforms such as Seedrs and Crowdcube. Crowdfunding is when capital is raised through a large number of people.