Ones to watch

ELITE is a transformative programme that offers mentoring, advice and access to finance to help ambitious companies on their way.

ELITE is dedicated to the most exciting and ambitious firms, having a sound business model, clear growth strategy and a desire to obtain funding in the future. ELITE companies can access a vibrant community which facilitates structured engagement between inspiring businesses, industry experts and the investor and corporate advisory community.

The long term objective of ELITE is to improve access to more sophisticated skill-sets, network and a diversified capital pool in order to prepare and structure for the next stage of growth and support for scale up challenges.

The programme has supported more than 380 ambitious firms since its launch in 2012, and in 2015 it welcomed its first international members. Inspiring, high-growth companies from 23 different countries are part of the programme today, which promotes relationships and creates opportunities with potential investors, as well as supporting management best practice and entrepreneurship.

For more details visit the ELITE Platform: www.elite-growth.com

ELITE at a glance

  • 2012 the year ELITE was launched
  • 400+ firms that are part of the ELITE Community
  • 250+ advisors an investors that support the programme
  • 23 countries represented across the programme
  • 24 months – length of the ELITE programme

Turbo-charging success

> See what Luca Peyrano, Head of Continental Europe Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange Group, thinks about the pioneering ELITE initiative

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