Raise Ventures #AutumnAccelerator open for tech start-ups

  • The Raise Ventures #AutumnAccelerator programme is now open for applications from early tech start-ups, with the closing deadline of Friday 27 August 2021.

    Belfast-based Raise run the only private start-up accelerator in Northern Ireland and work with six start-ups across the UK and Ireland every six months.

    The Raise team works with each start-up individually to understand their specific needs and objectives, and the Raise network also provides mentoring advice on a one-to-one basis.

    For six months, new founders will learn how to grow and scale their start-ups, and look for early-stage pre-seed investment.

    Since 2019, Raise has worked with 14 businesses and have had three successful early-stage pre-seed investments and one successful crowdfunding campaign.

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    Currently, the team has another crowdfunding campaign live with Pryntd, an on-demand and live-streaming platform which enables content creators to create, convert and share 2D content and live streams as immersive experiences.

    In return for mentoring, knowledge, connections and support, Raise asks for a 6% equity stake in each business they work with, so that their success is tied to the success of each of their start-ups.

    Jenny Ervine is CEO and Co-Founder at Raise Ventures. She was recently nominated for a Women Who Code award for her contributions to the Northern Ireland tech community and was also nominated for Digital DNA's Business Personality of the Year 2021 award.

    "Our tech start-ups range from Fintech, RecruitmentTech, CyberTech and InsureTech to Retail Tech and LegalTech," said Jenny. 

    "We want to encourage more founders to join our programme so we can help them on the early-stage business journey and get investor-ready."

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    Find out more about Raise Ventures' #AutumnAccelerator and how to apply here. 

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