Getting a Grant to Fund Your Business is Now Easier than You Think

Get funding for an innovative idea for your business:

*You don't need customers, or a working prototype. You don't even have to have a company yet.

There are lots of misconceptions about grant funding. I want to let you in on two little known secrets.

Secret 1: The Chances are on Your Side!

The success rate of IWT grants for small companies are quite high.

Not 1 or 2 in 100 like with an investor.

It is 2 out of 3!

That basically means, if you know what you are doing, and you do it well, you will very likely get the money.

And that is exactly what I want to help you with.

IWT is the Flemish funding agency for innovation by science and technology

The chance is on your side

You do Need to Know What you are Doing!

Many companies lose a lot of time writing a grant proposal only to have it refused.

Proposals are complex documents.

They have to be written using a specific language. There are specific rules.

But not if you know what you need to do!

If you have thought about your idea and you have done your basic research, you have already done the most difficult part.

If you get the right guidance, it can be done in a couple of weeks (1-2 hours per day!).

Grant Proposals are Complex Documents
"If we saw the actual grant application template, we would have run away screaming. :-) But Grant Snap has hidden all the complexity from us. We only had to answer one simple question at the time.

Now I really understand how to write these proposals. After all, it is not that difficult if you know what you need to do."

Kester Goh, founder Incubaid

Secret 2: It is Not About Filling in Forms

It is about building a business case. You are asking money. Imagine you had some money to invest. Would you just give it away, or would you like to hear more about the idea, and see how the founder will spend it?

You need to prepare your case and pitch it. And know this:

Building your business case and getting feedback is very useful for your business.

Because explaining your idea to others is one of the best ways to develop it, and make the plan for going forward.

That's exactly what I've done for Wouter.

"Vladimir helped us win a €50,000 grant to fund market research and development of the Improver, your round the clock personal health coach.

The guidance helped us build a convincing business case that not only got us funding, but helped us make our ideas clearer, and make a concrete plan of action moving forward."

Wouter Goris, CEO, Ready2Improve

How Grant Snap Will Help You

Phase 1: Build your Business Case

Done right, this step will save you lots of time. Here, you'll focus on the essence of your business case.

And it's not just about winning a grant: building your business case WILL help your business too. You'll get:

Phase 2: Complete and Submit the Proposal

Translate your business case into the grant application format. You will have already done the most difficult part. Mostly, you will be writing "glue text" around what you have already written. I will help you with the key sections:

You will also get a checklist to make sure you haven't forgotten anything for submission. Optionally, if you choose for it, I will personally review your business case and the proposal, provide written remarks, and discuss them with you over the phone.

Who am I?

Hi, I'm Vlad. I used to work as a startup adviser and a grant consultant.

A year ago, I won a grant for my own business.

I sat on both sides of the table.

Not only I've written and won many grant proposals, but I also know what it means to build a business.

I don't want to give you abstract advice. I want to share with you exactly what worked for me and what didn't.

Working together with Vladimir has been a great experience. His willingness to think along, bounce back ideas and give constructive feedback on your own ideas has been very liberating.

Vladimir is someone who can think out-of-the box and come up with very innovative ideas. He has been a great help in the maturization of the innovation track I have been working on within my own company.

Bert Jagers, Senior Pre-Sales Consultant, CTG

Vladimir is an excellent senior advisor with very good communication skills. He sees the bigger picture and is able to translate customers and business needs into very creative business strategies. I enjoyed discussing new ideas with Vladimir who is always trying to leverage the experience of people he is in touch with. Excellent team spirit!

Jean-Pierre Deknop, Marketing & Business Support Director, Tein Telecom

It was a real pleasure working with Vladimir. He is very knowledgable and is able to communicate his message in a clear manner. He is really one of those rare good guys, always ready to help when you need help on your project.

Frederik Lamote, Founder, Romantify