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Next Steps for Your Start Up Idea

Got a great startup idea and not sure what to do next? Have you started up a business and feel a bit lost or lonely? The Raise Accelerator Programme offers founders with start up ideas an  opportunity to build and accelerate their business along side like minded people. The Programme is an intense 6 months […]

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Start Up Opportunites are Rife

Belfast is booming, tourists are at every city centre street corner jumping on a City Sightseeing Bus and there are many a crane on the skyline with more hotels and student accommodation popping up around town. In the mix of the Belfast boom, there is booming startup world: business startup opportunities are rife. The talent, […]

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Digital Forum – the Go Programming Language with GDG, Teamwork

Early morning coding session with the Google Developer Group, sponsored by Teamwork and Raise. Today it’s a developer into to the Go programming language. Raise has its origins in the Digital Circle and we believe strongly that we can’t have a thriving startup community without a thriving developer community. We have a live Zoom room […]

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Dig under the hood of Raise

A car is made up of many moving parts; the wheels, the windscreen wipers, the steering wheel all connected to and powered by the engine. The engine of RAISE is made of a mix of experienced team members with a history of helping start-ups. By being in the engine room, sitting side by side with […]

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Pitch Pageants

In my inbox is another invite to a Pitch Pageant. Some startups have executed some process and we have to go and clap at them. Well done, folks, you’ve managed to survive a process for a few months. I was at an event a few years ago where a startup was awarded a “Continuum Award” […]

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Who’s afraid of the …. Pre-Revenue Startup

Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf…. Pre-Revenue Startup? Of course, there’s more risk investing in early stage, pre-revenue companies, is that really a surprise to anyone? With greater risk comes greater reward – if you know how to manage it – and have the cojones for it but risk taking doesn’t come easily to […]

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Six Principles of Influence

Robert Cialdini is professor of Marketing and professor of Psychology at Arizona State University. In 1985, Cialdini published Influence, in which he identified six principles that all compliance professionals (by which he means anyone in sales, marketing or negotiation) use to persuade people. These six principles have stood the test of time and are identifiable […]

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