Thursday 23rd September
AIO App offers a fully digital consumer engagement and reward platform for local independent stores.
Khadijeh Rahmani, Managing Director of AIO, wanted to learn what funds were available for start-ups, and what to do in order meet investors' requirements.
After reaching out to us, Khadijeh found that Growth Hub support and advice gave her the confidence and knowledge to stand in front of investors and make a successful pitch:
"Working with the Growth Hub has been so useful for both my personal and business branding. They have expanded my professional networks and have helped us to make our value proposition stronger"
Growth Hub Support
AOI APP were helped by two specialist members of our Business Support team.
Vernon Hogg, Access to Finance Manager, said, "Working with Khadijeh and her business was extremely interesting. Initial conversations were based around AIO becoming investor ready, looking at the pitch deck and business plan development, ensuring all of the relevant areas were covered for the investor interest and engagement. Over time the business adopted new thinking, tested and researched new initiatives, building the uniqueness, and developing the market niche.
"A test case study was developed by Khadijeh for piloting the business offering, and the Growth Hub was able to support in making key introductions from the relevant sectors to test case the product. AIO is now ready for investment and The Growth Hub are introducing to the investor circuit for engagement to raise funding."
Craig O'Donnell, our in-house specialist for for the Food & Drink sector, said: "At the Growth Hub we get to work with many traditional businesses doing great things and it’s a privilege to be able to support the start-ups, micro and SME companies in our region. Every now and again we get introduced to an innovator who takes something we are all familiar with and reinvents it.
"AIO App Limited is one such company and it’s been a pleasure working with their director, Khadijeh Rahmani, for the last ten months. Watching them grow from the initial concept to full operational activity has been inspirational. Getting to play even a small part of that journey is reward in itself but also highlights that the Growth Hub is well equipped to support our local entrepreneurs.
"I would recommend the team at AIO App, and services they offer, to any business who is invested in customer engagement, loyalty, retention and ultimately wants to make their clients experience a more rewarding one. We will continue to support AIO App whenever the need arises and make the same offer to all the local SMEs in the GBSLEP region. We are here for you."
Find out how our fully funded services could help your business to grow. Contact a Growth Hub Business Adviser today: https://www.gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk/contact-us