Category Archives: Culture

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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Silicon Drinkabout Belfast – See you in Silicon Alley!

Last year Matt Johnston and myself picked up the Belfast Silicon Drinkabout batton from Dermott McElduff who had been running the events. Matt and I are both founders of Raise Ventures, but this is an extra-curricular project.  Matt loves tech and I love going to the pub so we’re well placed to take this forward.…

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