Category Archives: Culture

Reasons to be cheerful. Part 1.

  As the world battles Corvid-19, climate change and rollercoaster financial markets it’s worth focusing on some reason’s Northern Ireland’s startups have to be cheerful!   More support is available for startups than ever before. We would obviously point out that Raise should be first port of call for any entrepreneurs with great ideas – […]

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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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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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