Here at Square Mile, we love to champion the many exciting, growing businesses that have made London one of the luxury capitals of the world.

And now we’re doing our bit to get behind the next generation, by partnering with crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to offer early or growth stage businesses the chance to win up to £200,000 in media spend on Square Mile and our sister titles Foodism, Escapism and Hedge.

We’re inviting applications for entries between now and November 19th, when we’ll whittle entrants down to a shortlist of seven companies, who’ll be invited to pitch at an event in November. Successful businesses will be given the opportunity to fundraise for investment and, if successful in reaching their target, a share in up to £200,000 in media spend across Square Up Media’s brands.

The prize

By winning this competition, you'll be able to elevate your business and take it to the next level. Here's just some of the benefits:

  • Up to £200,000 in media spend across Foodism, Escapism, Hedge, Square Mile
  • Winners will gain access to the Square Up Media network
  • Increased brand awareness across the UK
  • Day-long crowdfunding accelerator with the fundraising team at Crowdcube
  • Investment-readiness workshop with Grant Thornton
  • Crowdfunding pitch where you can raise up to €8 million in exchange for equity in your business

The criteria

You must meet the criteria in order to be shortlisted to the final:

  • Looking to close investment on Crowdcube before 31st March 2019
  • Available to pitch at the final in London on 29th November 2018
  • Be a UK Limited Company
  • Have a post-revenue business with an engaged consumer base
  • Looking to engage with Square Up Media’s brands

Apply here