Category Archives: Events

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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Raise Startup Stories from Oroson

This week in RAISE saw the launch of Raise Start-Up Stories, this is the start of a series of monthly events showcasing stories from founders who have been there and done it. They will share experiences, what works, what doesn’t work with the main aim to help others starting out.   The start-up club is […]

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How will you cope in the new decade of the 20’s?

It’s Friday morning, it’s breakfast time, you think it’ll just take 2 minutes to see what’s happening in the news, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin then 15 minutes later you’re rushing out the door late for work. It’s 9.10am in work, you’re checking the calendar for the day getting ready to make the to do […]

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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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Who holds the power?

The question of who holds the power comes up in every day life. Where there is power there is change. Is the power coming from the electricity companies, well literally! But it also comes from the politicians, the parents, the teachers, the business people, the civil service or is it from the community? The hardest […]

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A Quick review of Raise the Glass

Raise the Glass was the latest in our series of pitching events for founders and investors. Founded itself when there was no way for startups to meet financiers it’s proving to be popular! Last night we had six pitches, half of them going through the Raise programme and half of them independent. It’s important for […]

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Announcing Digital Circle….

In 2007, industry, academia and government worked together to produce the Northern Ireland Digital Content Strategy – a timely document that paved the way to the Digital Circle collaborative network and several years of rapid growth in our local industry. Timely because it arrived just before a sea change in the market – the advent […]

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Countdown to RAISE THE GLASS – 16th October

In the aftermath of INVENT 2019, we were left with some interesting questions. There was an impression that we only work with the companies we mentor. We work with a lot more. We also spend a lot of time raising the tide; the rising tide lifts all ships. What is Raise? Raise (and Raise Ventures) […]

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