Start-Up & Scale-Up Support

Get the support your start-up needs through CW

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Over half of CW's members are start-ups. We offer early-stage businesses a range of activities that help you engage with high-profile customers and connect you with the organisations you need to make your development a success.

From SIG activities specially designed to guide start-ups and scale-ups on how best to approach growth to long-term programmes with multinational businesses seeking innovative supply partners, there a CW programme for any technology start-up. With rates starting from just £165pa, CW membership is an affordable route to networking, knowledge sharing and connecting with the organisations who will help you achieve your business goals.


Work with the R&D teams of multinationals

CW works closely with large multinationals seeking to digitise their products or services. Connecting these businesses with innovative start-ups who have the skills and technology needed is an integral part of CW's Innovation offering. In many instances where CW has helped to build the relationship between multinational and start-up, supply contracts have been signed between the two parties.

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Troubleshoot your challenges via CW Unplugged

If your start-up addresses societal and environmental problems, consider entering the CW Unplugged programme. This series of events connects start-ups with experienced engineers, investors, businessmen and designers who collaborate in workshops to help you address any challenges blocking your business' growth. Follow-up support is provided.

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Get top tips to help scale faster

The CW Business SIG runs a calendar of events specifically designed to help businesses scale effectively. Run by experts in HR, Finance, Marketing and Legal fields, events have covered investment options, recruitment and partnership management.

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Pitch to investors

The Discovering Start-Ups event offers aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business to a prestigious audience of technology investors. If you don't get a lead for funding on the day, you walk away with constructive feedback on your pitch to help you succeed next time!

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