Founders Choice

Enhanced Support Package

The enhanced support package provides Imperial spinout founders which access to our extensive suite of support services

Under Founders Choice™, any Imperial founder can choose to make use of the enhanced support package. It might be that this is the first time you have built a spinout and you're looking for help along the way; or it might be that you've done it before but you valued the insight and expertise we were able to provide the first time around. Whatever the case, the Enhanced Support package will help you at every step of the way.

Services provided under Enhanced Support

You can download a PDF comparison of services provided under the Jointly Driven or Founder Driven routes for Founders Choice using the button below. Alternatively, browse the links for a breakdown of the services we provide under each heading.

Download the full service comparison

Scene Setting

Including letting you know about potential challenges, helping you understand the rewards and informing you of all the stakeholders at Imperial you will need to 'bring along' with you

Learn more

Turning your idea into a business

Including assessing customers and markets, undertaking market research, identifying key target markets, helping you understand KPIs and formulating a market penetration plan

Learn more

Business planning

Building a financial model, helping you prepare your business plan and providing specific advice on developing an IP strategy

Learn more

Preparing for funding

Grant-funding support, pitching practice and investor pitch deck, company valuation, capitalisation table and introductions from Touchstone Innovations

Learn more

Building the spinout team

Including matching you to the right external mentors, providing external recruitment service and access to specialist firms and alternate sources of talent

Learn more

The spinout process

Access to template documents for company formation; full consultation and support on process; access to vetted legal panel; specialist admin support and we can form the shell company for you

Learn more

Building value in the spinout

Provision of a board director to offer continued support and access to our networks; product/service development expertise; support for funding rounds; identification of experts and advisers; due diligence support; exit planning

Learn more

Wider support

Introduction to the Imperial White City Incubator, help in finding alternative office and laboratory space, and access to range of training seminars provided under the Innovation Academy and external events

Learn more

How the enhanced support package works

The Founders Choice™ options become available when we jointly agree that a spinout company is the best route for both commercial and societal impact for a given technology (or bundle of technologies). 

Under the Enhanced Support package, founders of Imperial College London Spinout companies will follow the spinout process as usual. They must:

  • Dislose their invention to Imperial Innovations
  • Work with Imperial Innovations to protect relevant intellectual property
  • Come to a joint decision with Imperial Innovations about whether the technology is suitable as the basis of a new company

After these steps are completed, the founders will decide what level of support they require from Imperial Innovations.

Contact us about Founders Choice

The Venture Support Unit can answer any detailed questions you have about Founders Choice. Please contact us using the form below.