Category Archives: Startups

How to Scale a Startup – Investor Talk

The focus of the investor talk was on understanding what angel investors look for in startups and how startups go looking for investment. With Stephen Houston, experienced angel investor, Cindy van Niekerk, CEO of Umazi and Jenny Ervine from Raise Ventures all hosted by Michael McDowell from Raise Ventures. Stephen highlighted that as an experienced…

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Tech Recruitment Northern Ireland

The Northern Irish recruitment roundtable.

In February 2021 Raise Ventures hosted a Norther Irish startups focused Recruitment Roundtable. Our virtual Tech for Non Tech event pivoted from a ‘virtual stage’ to a conference style ’roundtable discussion’. We decided it was the time to focus on the recruitment challenge that many startups here in Northern Ireland are up against. One of…

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Get your pitch and video ready for upStart 2020

Get your pitch and video ready for upStart 2020! upStart is a great way for early stage startups to reach a global audience online by uploading a video pitch and pitch deck through Pitchtape Startups simply have to register at https://digitaldna.pitchtape.com/ Create a video pitch and upload a deck and submit Here is a simple…

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Request For Startups: Tomorrow’s Transport.

As reported in the BBC: Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030 under PM’s green plan While the efforts from the PM might be lacklustre (the budget amount for this transformation is 1/25th of the massively overspent (and mostly pointless) HS2 rail project, the opportunity remains for smart startups to address…

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7 top tips from Northern Irish Tech Professionals

7 top tips to maintain positive mental health from Northern Irish tech professionals.

What is one thing you would suggest to maintain positive mental health? For me mental health is about making sure I keep connected to others. With the move to more online meetups I’ve been part of running and attending events which has helped. Then it’s about following up for a quick one to one 20…

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