Category Archives: Culture

Jason Bell Data and Startups

Startups and Data with Jason Bell.

Last week Raise Ventures were delighted to of host Jason Bell: ‘An Artificial Intelligence and High Volume Streaming Data Specialist’ who has spent over thirty years in software, data mining, customer loyalty and thinking about how startups and data can ultimately make better founders and more efficient startups here in Northern Ireland.

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Tech Recruitment Northern Ireland

The Northern Irish recruitment roundtable.

In February 2021 Raise Ventures hosted a Norther Irish startups focused Recruitment Roundtable. Our virtual Tech for Non Tech event pivoted from a ‘virtual stage’ to a conference style ’roundtable discussion’. We decided it was the time to focus on the recruitment challenge that many startups here in Northern Ireland are up against. One of…

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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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Taking the chance with a female focused tech event in Derry

When Alastair Cameron from Startacus came to Belfast to meet up and said “I want to run a female focused tech event in Derry”, I thought great let’s take a chance and see how  we can help. We offered for Raise to helps sponsor the evening social, because that’s what works for us, the networking,…

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Sweat Equity – Blog Series Episode 2

In the world of startups there is literally nothing better than equity. With equity, even a tiny bit, you will literally could one day become a millionaire. Colin Mitchell is the CEO of Sixty 5 Technologies and has expertise in tech, business, sales and marketing. Colin’s new blog series showcases the startup tech journey focusing…

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Are you paying it forward?

Paying it forward – successful founders help and support the next generation of startups.   This support comes in many forms; mentoring, advise, introductions and investment.  It’s also not specific to the tech world, there has also been a tradition of one generation helping the next. We can see that it’s well established in NI…

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The Five Ps of Startups

As we start to sift through a new round of startups looking for guidance on their road, it’s worth going over again the challenges that every startup faces. This isn’t to say that all founders need guidance – some people are extremely capable of navigating their way. Those folks are rare enough and opportunities are…

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