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 […]
Monthly Archives: March 2019
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 […]
The most recent FaceBook outage is almost over but it left many of the millions of FaceBook users high and dry from their news feed, their Instagram posts and even their WhatsApp messages, not to mention the thousands of web sites which use FaceBook authentication services. It’s affected a reported 2.3 billion users. A Facebook […]
Applications for the RAISE accelerator programme are open. Answer some simple questions. Be as honest as you can and we will consider your application by the end of March for entry into the programme as soon as it opens. Our criteria are very simple. Is the business disruptive? Are there customers you can steal from […]
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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