For Investors

The RAISE accelerator is the only privately-run accelerator in Northern Ireland. Our team have extensive experience in running programmes for economic development, for digital technology and for investment readiness. We also have investors who have decades of experience of disruptive and highly scalable businesses.

We need you.

You’ve got experience, contacts and interests that we don’t have. We want to know what areas, sectors and trends really excite you. That can contribute to our recruitment and help us match interesting teams with interested investors. Come in, have a chat and lets work on our “Request For Startups” process. Bring your address book and experience – there’s a wealth of knowledge that startups need and that you have. Let’s put it to work.

Our startups need you.

We need smart, savvy investors to get involved with our accelerator programme and engage with our startups. They need their initial investments and with our professional services network, we can help find the right vehicle for investment. You’ll have unlimited access to the startups you make a connection with – so it’s best to get in there early and help shape something.

The Raise needs you

The Belfast Raise, our series of impactful pitch events we have been running since 2017, needs an audience that is seriously engaged with the world of disruptive, scalable startups.

Investors New and Experienced Welcome

New Investors can come and learn about investing in startups. Once investors have explored stocks and shares and property startups is the next interesting investment on the ladder. Dipping the toe in can be daunting as it’s risky but with high risk can come high reward. RAISE has experienced investors that can help educate new investors on startups

Experienced Investors can come and look for dealflow, the more deals coming out of Belfast the better. It means it is more likely there will be something of interest to every investor depending on their industry and expertise. RAISE will add dealflow to the investor community.

If you are a new investor or experienced investor please get intouch directly with Jenny Ervine at to find out more about how you can get involved with our startups, investment events and investor forum.