Raise Accelerator programme

Think you could be the next Raise Founder? Applications close Friday 16th September.
Our Autumn Programme will run every Tuesday and Thursday from Tuesday 27th September until Thursday 24th November

At Raise, we’re committed to…

  • Helping tech startup founders build strong business foundations and become investor ready
  • Working with founders to ensure they focus on delivering their vision and strategy
  • Sharing real life experiences and support from other founders and mentors
  • Creating the best early stage tech startups with the best chance of success

Think you could be the next Raise Founder? 

Application is quick and easy.
Tell us about your business, vision and team.

Book into to chat with one of the programme mentors for advice and information. 

Drop in to our Friday coffee mornings to hear from Raise Alumni and mentors.

FREE Raise 8 Week Discovery Programme

We are looking for founders with early stage tech startups, ideally with B2B SaaS products based in the UK and Ireland. We work with individual founders and small teams.

Are you ready for the programme? Are you entrepreneurial driven with a technical product solving a real problem? Do you have an idea who your market is and have the commitment to scale your business from 1 to many customers?

You will complete the 8 weeks with the documents and knowledge you need to present your business to both customers and investors

Raise Ventures startups on Commercial Court Belfast
Raise Ventures, Northern Irish Accelerator programme | Cohort 2021


  • Vision, Values & Culture
  • Startup Growth
  • Stages and Risks
  • Business Planning
  • Product Development
  • Markets & Marketing
  • SaaS Pricing
  • Product Market Fit
  • Sales


  • Funding Landscape
  • Valuations
  • Investor Summary
  • Investor Landscape


  • Customer Engagement
  • Partnerships
  • Mindset & Resilience

“We have learned a lot more and have been able to take what we are learning and apply it to our business as we continue forward in our journey.”

Success / Outcome stats from programme

75% of attendees said they had a significant increase in knowledge gained during 8 week programme
Including key topics such as cap tables, business canvas, technical product, marketing, sales, finance, term sheets and exits

What next?

Raise Accelerator 6 Month Programme
Demonstrate traction and progress during the Raise Discovery Programme and you will graduate onto the Raise 6 month Accelerator Programme
We ask for 6% equity in your startup to tie our success to your success and sit beside you every step of the way 

  • Focused on your business with 1 2 1 bespoke mentoring 
  • Deep dive workshops to help develop your leadership and business growth
  • Pitch at our Raise Startup showcase to angel investors and early stage funds
  • Access to industry experts and alumni of founders who have been there and done it
  • Dedicated office space in Belfast, Northern Ireland 
  • £10,000 AWS Credits, Free Subscription to Founder Revenue Academy worth £4,000 and access to Pitchbook worth £20,000

Though the 6 month programme we focus on growth for your business looking at go to market strategy, sales, building a team and investor sprint planning


  • Building and Leading a Team
  • Board Development


  • International Growth
  • Sales Process
  • Story and Brand


  • Pitch Prep
  • Financials
  • Investment Sprint Planning

“Never have I felt more confident and happier to go to market to raise investment, sell our product and most importantly build a business with the right foundations”

Kufa in Raise Ventures HQ

Don’t go it alone

Raise and our alumni of startups provide a network where you can share skills, experience and learning as well as opportunities to collaborate. 

We have office space in Belfast available for our startups to utilise for working or meetings. This works for both local startups and those who wish to visit Belfast for meetings or networks. Raise takes the health and wellbeing of our startup founders seriously and actively encourages founders to ask for help. 

Startup Events at Raise Ventures

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