Category Archives: Funding

Tech for Non Tech

Tech for Non Tech: Automation, No-Code and Community | Slides + Videos

Thank you everyone who joined us last month for our Tech for Non Tech event on Automation, No-Code and Community. We had 4 amazing speakers including Niamh McAuley, Ellie McBride, David Shawe and Fajar Siddiq. Watch the recording of last months event. Slides We currently have slide decks from Ellie McBride and Fajar Siddiq. Davids and Niamh’s will be…

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Getting your business ready to enter the investment stage.

A well recognised route a startup can take to find investors are crowdfunding and angel investment platforms.  They provide businesses with a stage to present their investment opportunity and the administrative systems to accept investment in an orderly manner.  This has been achieved by the use of new technology and the implementation of efficient business…

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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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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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Creative Industries Seed Fund Launch

Last week saw the launch of the Creative Industries Seed Fund in Northern Ireland. Obviously a direct descendent of the Innovation Fund it’s not quite as open as the predecessor because it’s definitely aimed at Digital. If you recall, 40% of the Innovation Fund was dedicated to Digital previously – this will be close to…

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