Funding isn’t a one-size-fits-all process. Traditional routes for raising money — venture capitalists, angel investors or crowdfunding — aren’t the only options, and for many entrepreneurs, they may be the wrong options. Often, founders forget that there is potential funding support right under their nose; funding that you don’t have to pay back or sacrifice equity for.
Government grants offer more than money — they come with access to a wide network of resources like incubators, research organizations, and useful public information. For a startup in any industry, that access is invaluable for innovation and growth.