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SWMBA School

SWMBA School - 1 day fundraising accelerator programme

What is the SWMBA School 1 day fundraising accelerator?

SWMBA school is a one day course about fundraising. It covers practical things like how much to raise, at what valuation and from who. It also covers more pastoral elements such as should you be raising at all, should you do more work to optimise your chances of a successful outcome and truthful feedback on your opportunity.

To date there have been two cohorts of Swmba School. Some founder feedback:

“Wanted to say that yesterday was brilliant, can't remember the last time I've seen someone lecturing with such knowledge and passion, very inspirational for me, a software engineer opening my mind to the entrepreneurial world.”

“I found it really insightful and highly beneficial!”

“We've learnt a lot and have already started incorporating some of your feedback.”

“Thanks very much again for today’s workshop. I really enjoyed it and found it very helpful.”

How it works


To help founders decide whether to raise money and if so, how to go about it.

Who’s it For?

Pre-idea to pre-seed startup founders. If you have already raised money then it’s probably too late.


The next class will be in January 2020.

Who’s it by?

The course will be led by Tim Morgan.


Bath Innovation Centre, Broad Quay, Bath BA1 1UD - right by the train station.

How much does it cost?

It’s free but you must apply below to attend. Successful applicants will be notified by email at least 10 days before the date the course runs.


Apply here.

If you’d like to attend Swmba school, please apply by filling out the form below. The answers to the questions will help us determine your suitability for the course. Please don’t include any information that you consider confidential.

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Which of these describes you best.
We are looking for as little as possible. The course is most appropriate for people at the earliest stage of their entrepreneurial journey.
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