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Raise Ventures Accelerator review with Raj Agarwal, startup founder at tisec.io

Today we speak to Raj Aharwal, startup founder at Tisec to hear his thoughts, review and testimonial about Raise Accelerator programme that he successfully took part in during 2021. How have you found the post-course support after completing the Raise accelerator programme. Raj: “It was an unexpected experience post-programme support, even till today TISEC don’t feel…

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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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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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Raise Startup Stories from Oroson

This week in RAISE saw the launch of Raise Start-Up Stories, this is the start of a series of monthly events showcasing stories from founders who have been there and done it. They will share experiences, what works, what doesn’t work with the main aim to help others starting out.   The start-up club is…

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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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Silicon Drinkabout Belfast – See you in Silicon Alley!

Last year Matt Johnston and myself picked up the Belfast Silicon Drinkabout batton from Dermott McElduff who had been running the events. Matt and I are both founders of Raise Ventures, but this is an extra-curricular project.  Matt loves tech and I love going to the pub so we’re well placed to take this forward.…

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