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Category Archives: Community

How to Scale a Startup – Investor Talk

The focus of the investor talk was on understanding what angel investors look for in startups and how startups go looking for investment. With Stephen Houston, experienced angel investor, Cindy van Niekerk, CEO of Umazi and Jenny Ervine from Raise Ventures all hosted by Michael McDowell from Raise Ventures. Stephen highlighted that as an experienced…

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Get your pitch and video ready for upStart 2020

Get your pitch and video ready for upStart 2020! upStart is a great way for early stage startups to reach a global audience online by uploading a video pitch and pitch deck through Pitchtape Startups simply have to register at https://digitaldna.pitchtape.com/ Create a video pitch and upload a deck and submit Here is a simple…

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Recruitment! We have a problem.

This tweet highlight a problem with recruitment. What's the difference between ❌ "Python skills are essential" and ✅ "experience with Python is a benefit, but there is also room to improve your programming skills" in a student job add? 60% increase in qualified applicants and ~30% vs. ~5% female applicants. -> — Dr. Victoria Grinberg…

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Tech for Non Tech

Tech for Non Tech: Automation, No-Code and Community | Slides + Videos

Thank you everyone who joined us last month for our Tech for Non Tech event on Automation, No-Code and Community. We had 4 amazing speakers including Niamh McAuley, Ellie McBride, David Shawe and Fajar Siddiq. Watch the recording of last months event. Slides We currently have slide decks from Ellie McBride and Fajar Siddiq. Davids and Niamh’s will be…

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No surprise to us here at Raise Ventures – “Belfast ninth in the top tech cities of the future according to Financial Times – fDi Intelligence.”

This recognition is well placed and the ranking is all the more impressive when you look at the populations of the cities in the top 9 places. Andrew Jenkins, Fintech Envoy for Northern Ireland was quoted to say: “Confirmation that Belfast has been ranked in the inaugural top 10 “Tech Cities of the Future” for…

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