Startacus announces new 6-week virtual tech start-up incubator

  • Startacus has unveilled its new 6-week virtual incubator for pre-seed tech startups, focusing on investment readiness and growth.

    Northern Ireland has no shortage of innovative tech start-ups developing the next generation of tech products and services, many of them coming through key incubation programmes such as the Ignite accelerator or the Ulster Bank Entrepreneurship Accelerator. These programmes typically provide training and mentorship on everything from pitching for investment to scaling your company.

    Startacus has now announced that it's launching its own new 6-week virtual incubator named Vi, which is aimed specifically at pre-seed tech start-ups that are looking for investment. The programme costs £95 to enter and is being delivered UK-wide as it's in an entirely virtual format.

    The incubator will kick off on October 26th with an opening-week fireside discussion involving Ex Twitter VP Bruce Daisley, and will run for six weeks. It will involve speakers and workshop facilitators including Kike Oniwinde, Co-Founder & CEO of BYP Network, Dave Graham, Global Director of Emerging Technologies Messaging at Dell and Amy Williams, Co-Founder of Good-Loop.

    Participants will not have to give up any equity in their start-up to join, instead there is a £95 ticket fee for the programme. The programme will operate for up to 5 hours per week across Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and will invlude a combination of keynote speakers, learning sessions, and networking with other start-ups.

    The programme forms part of Startacus' response to the Covid-19 crisis and is aims to make business development programmes more accessible to start-ups. The programme is expected to help signpost participants to mentors, facilitators, and other programmes that can help them develop skills in pitching for investment and get ready to enter structured accelerators or corporate collaboration programmes.

    Alastair Cameron, Co-Founder of Startacus said: "Digital acceptance for learning, networking, business development and growth has actually created an opportunity for startup founders whatever their background, gender or ethnicity to gain equal access to the tools, connections and programmes that can take their businesses forward."

    Head over to the Startacus website for more information or to book your start-up a spot on the incubator programme.

    Source: Written based on press release

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