Category Archives: Founders

Review of Online Raise Startup Club with Mel Morrison from Bluesona

Last Thursday, the Raise Startup Club hosted a meetup on Zoom with guest speaker Mel Morrison from Bluesona. Mel has built Bluesona up over the last few years from an idea to a startup that now sells through their partners in the insurance industry. Having identified the problem of drivers being distracted by their mobile…

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Invest during Adversity. And look for developers during this virus pandemic. It’s an opportunity!

Hello! I got laid off today as a result of the COVID-19 financial fallout. Looking for a Jr front-end position. I have 6 months of experience and I was responsible for a project, worked mostly with React and several libraries. Based in Barcelona, willing to relocate. Please RT! — Alejandra (@signorinadev) March 25, 2020 I…

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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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The Joy of SEIS

When a startup founder establishes their business they will likely have a strategy in mind for how they will fund it.  This generally starts with savings, grants and bootstrapping tactics. In most cases this will be followed by an investment round from angels or other invsetors.  What is often overlooked in Northern Ireland is the…

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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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Filling the Gap Between Industry and Technology Blog Series Episode 1

To succeed in the startup world, industry experts need tech experts and vice versa. 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 on the gap that needs filled between industry and technology Episode 1 –…

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