Case Study 3

Everfund

The Accelerator Programme has already benefited dozens of businesses in Lincolnshire. Here are some shining examples of business owners who have made a commitment to the success of their businesses by participating on previous Accelerators.

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William De Ath

Everfund

In 2017, Will and co-founder Christopher Burns were two people fresh out of university and set on becoming the next big tech start-up. When Will joined the accelerator pilot, they were promoting contactless solutions and digital experiences aimed at retailers. It was during the duration of the programme that they decided to pivot their idea and Everfund was established.

Everfund's technology allows UK charities to create, share and track donation links across multiple donation channels with unique URLs and QR codes. It helps them to fundraise more effectively, no matter where their donors are.

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The Challenge

Rising above the noise and finding investment

Everfund knew it had a great concept. It just needed to grow in confidence and be given an opportunity to secure funding.

In those early days, Everfund was finding it hard to recognise a problem before it actually became one. The accelerator gave the team a sounding board and access to business advisors with experience. It helped them to channel their thoughts and turn their ideas into reality.

Not only that, the Everfund founders were getting a lot of advice from outside of the pilot and they wanted to use their own knowledge to determine what was right for them. Will says, "the pilot taught us to evaluate the noise and whether the advice we were receiving was fit for purpose."

The Solution

Building the confidence to break the ceiling

Since taking part in the pilot in 2019, the business has built, tested and released its new product. Not only did Everfund receive investment via the programme, but they attracted the attention of GitHub co-founder and Silicon Valley investor Tom Preston-Warner, who ultimately invested in the business.

With big plans for the future, Everfund now feels confident enough to pursue more investment. Will says, "the pilot made us understand how big our opportunity is. And we'll be keeping that in mind as we move forward."

Male employee give flipchart presentation to smiling colleagues at negotiations, man present project or idea to happy coworkers at briefing, workers laugh at office meeting, having casual talk
Will De Ath Everfund Headshot

The Verdict

From the entrepreneur

On the Accelerator Programme, Will says, "if you're thinking of doing something like this, go for it. You're going to get support at a very early stage that will set your business up for the future. If you have the ability and want to do it, don't hesitate."

Case Study 3

William De Ath

Everfund

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In 2017, Will and co-founder Christopher Burns were two people fresh out of university and set on becoming the next big tech start-up. When Will joined the accelerator pilot, they were promoting contactless solutions and digital experiences aimed at retailers. It was during the duration of the programme that they decided to pivot their idea and Everfund was established.

Everfund's technology allows UK charities to create, share and track donation links across multiple donation channels with unique URLs and QR codes. It helps them to fundraise more effectively, no matter where their donors are.

56229333_583055662202964_7566619369136979968_o

The Challenge

Rising above the noise and finding investment

Everfund knew it had a great concept. It just needed to grow in confidence and be given an opportunity to secure funding.

In those early days, Everfund was finding it hard to recognise a problem before it actually became one. The accelerator gave the team a sounding board and access to business advisors with experience. It helped them to channel their thoughts and turn their ideas into reality.

Not only that, the Everfund founders were getting a lot of advice from outside of the pilot and they wanted to use their own knowledge to determine what was right for them. Will says, "the pilot taught us to evaluate the noise and whether the advice we were receiving was fit for purpose."

The Solution

Building the confidence to break the ceiling

Since taking part in the pilot in 2019, the business has built, tested and released its new product. Not only did Everfund receive investment via the programme, but they attracted the attention of GitHub co-founder and Silicon Valley investor Tom Preston-Warner, who ultimately invested in the business.

With big plans for the future, Everfund now feels confident enough to pursue more investment. Will says, "the pilot made us understand how big our opportunity is. And we'll be keeping that in mind as we move forward."

Male employee give flipchart presentation to smiling colleagues at negotiations, man present project or idea to happy coworkers at briefing, workers laugh at office meeting, having casual talk
Will De Ath Everfund Headshot

The Verdict

From the entrepreneur

On the Accelerator Programme, Will says, "if you're thinking of doing something like this, go for it. You're going to get support at a very early stage that will set your business up for the future. If you have the ability and want to do it, don't hesitate."

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