How we work
The aim of Ki is to invest in great business ideas that originate from people with disabilities. Ki will work closely with each entrepreneur to transform
their idea into a business using the Ki Growth Methodology.
This will be achieved by providing the start-up with a business infrastructure and sector/skill relevant mentor who will partner with them on their business journey. The objective is allow the entrepreneur to focus purely on their skill set and
expertise and Ki will focus on the rest.
Ki will invest between £1,000 - £250,000 at three different levels:
1. A mix of equity and debt into businesses that have a high potential.
The range for these investments is £5,000 to £50,000 These businesses could then feed into the final level of investment.
2. Investments via equity and debt into businesses that are established and have high potential.
The investment range is £50,000 to £250,000.
3. Grants of between £1,000 to £5,000 into micro businesses.
These business may have the ability to grow into larger organisations
and require further funding which we may provide.
In return for making an investment into a business a small negotiable
equity stake will be taken.
Ki is committed to listen to each and every applicant that approaches them.
Our ethos applies a #NoBarriersToBusiness mindset so the disabled entrepreneur
does not need to have any business experience or knowledge, nor do they need to pay
any upfront fees. A simple explanation of their business idea will suffice, as will an extensive business plan from an existing business.
To be eligible for an investment, either the entrepreneur or someone on their team should have a disability (as defined under the Equality Act 2010) that can be evidenced. If this isn't the case, then the business must focus on a disability related purpose.
Ki offer to work with disabled entrepreneurs that either wish to start their own business as either;
a) a private limited company
b) set up a social enterprise
c) set up a charity/not for profit organisation
The next step
Once you are ready, please complete the Investment Application Form click here or on 'Apply to Ki' on the main navigation menu at the top of the page and we will be in touch.