Monthly Archives: March 2019

A Five-Year Revenue Forecast in 30 Seconds or Less

After a few spits and spats on the Twittersphere recently around five year revenue projections, I had a BFHHM (big Ha-Ha moment). Startups in Northern Ireland and Ireland are confusing budgets with plans. Why? Probably because the main source of investment advice is a government agency. These public servants are well-meaning but inexperienced* and risk-averse…

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Investment Theatre

Some things just capture the imagination. Two TV shows aimed at the voyeur or the “wantrepreneur” have been astoundingly popular. The Apprentice. And Dragons Den (or Shark Tank). Every week we see “theatre” not reality. The machinations and manoeuvring of the wealthy antagonists is aimed at producing “Damn Fine Television” rather than damn fine investments…

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Welcome to RAISE

Welcome to Northern Ireland’s first privately-run startup accelerator. We are seeking disruptive, scalable, high-growth business ideas from entrepreneurs / startups who can commit to our programme here at RAISE. Following an intensive curriculum over 6 months, delivered by entrepreneurs who have ‘been there, and done it.’ Our business is startups. Applications are currently open.

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