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Quantum Investor Mentorship Program

Applications for the 2021 cohort are now open

Quantum Investor Mentorship Program

The Quantum Investor Mentorship Program provides training and mentorship to prospective investors in quantum technologies. Applications for the 2021 cohort are now open.

It is a unique opportunity for VCs, seasoned angel investors, or aspiring investors to evaluate the investment opportunities in the quantum technologies industry.

The program will allow investors to be part of the quantum ecosystem. Furthermore, it is an opportunity for startups and businesses in the quantum industry to secure funding.


The Quantum Investor Mentorship Programme has three main components:

  1. Quantum training
  2. Networking with leading experts
  3. Pitch competition

The first Quantum Investor Mentorship Program will run from October through December 2021 and will involve Quantum training for investors, a pitch competition event, and networking opportunities.

Cohort 2021 – Project Timeline

Quantum Investor Mentorship Programme timeline

Program Objectives



The program will feature networking events for investors to connect with leaders in quantum technologies working in start-ups or established corporations worldwide.

Mentoring by Industry Experts

Prospective investors will be mentored by industry experts and investors who will share best practices and lessons learned.

Training workshop

The program will cover a 4-week online training session to educate investors about the rapidly changing world of quantum technologies.


Access to prospective investors

Through the program, companies will network with prospective investors to present their businesses and innovative product and services in quantum technologies.

Pitch Competition

Companies will compete in a pitch event for fundraising and investment from the investors.

Building a Quantum Future

The investors are expected to invest £5k+ into at least one company selected during the pitch competition at the end of the program, subject to due diligence.

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