Two weeks remaining to apply for the Propel 2021 pre-accelerator

  • Applications for the IgniteNI Propel tech start-up pre-accelerator are set to close in just two weeks.

    The Propel programme run by Ignite NI will help 20 ambitious tech start-ups kick off next year with a bang. The scheme is open to both individuals and teams with innovative early-stage tech projects, and aims to help them successfully launch and scale their businesses.

    The programme is supported by Invest Northern Ireland, who will give each of the 20 teams selected a grant of £15,000 and 12 months free co-working space in the Ormeau Baths building. The company founders will also benefit from a programme of events and networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs and investors around the world.

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    As many start-ups are now working remote due to COVID-19, the programme has adapted to a combination of in-person and flexible remote working. Events will now be conducted online, allowing the programme to bring in experts and guest speakers from around the world.

    Applications for next year's Propel scheme close on November 6th 2020. To apply for a spot on the programme or just book a chat about your start-up and how the scheme can help you, head over to or contact for more information.

    Chris McClelland, Programme Director of IgniteNI, said: "Despite the current climate, it’s been a record-breaking year for IgniteNI startups. This is a testament to the founders' adaptability, the support of hundreds of mentors and speakers, and the wider community at IgniteNI. We're extremely proud of the progress that they've made and their resilience when faced with challenging circumstances."

    Source: Written based on press release

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