Category Archives: Forums

Have you considered joining up the dots?

Steve Jobs said: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made […]

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Digital Forum

Starting in June 2019, RAISE will be picking up the torch for helping deliver Northern Ireland from the Digital Skills Shortage which was amply illustrated at the NI Digital Skills Summit in April 2019. This has been part of our strategy as we are the spiritual successor to Start VI (the first commercial accelerator) and […]

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Investors Forum

The first NI Investors Forum will be held in Spring 2019. The aim is to invite ‘qualified’ investors to a series of formats designed to root out barriers to investment, draw on the experience of each other and outline the sort of target investments they are seeking. Interested attendees can also participate in Investment Readiness […]

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Founders Forum

FOUNDERS FORUM: 22nd August 2019 Register Here Are you a company founder and working in a startup and looking for other founders to bounce ideas off? Wouldn’t it be great to share experiences and learn from each other? The RAISE Founders Forum is a small gathering of Founders that want to get together and share […]

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NI Startup Forum

In June 2017, we held the first NI Startup Forum. A hundred people crammed into the Great Hall at Belfast City Hall, (with the help of local businessman and politician Máirtin Ó Muilleoir) and debated the advantages and disadvantages of Northern Ireland’s startup ecosystem. Topics included the limited access to funds for startups (a persistent […]

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