Tag Archives: founders

Review of Online Raise Startup Club with Mel Morrison from Bluesona

Last Thursday, the Raise Startup Club hosted a meetup on Zoom with guest speaker Mel Morrison from Bluesona. Mel has built Bluesona up over the last few years from an idea to a startup that now sells through their partners in the insurance industry. Having identified the problem of drivers being distracted by their mobile…

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Clear Commuication

Leadership challenges and tips to navigate these stormy waters

These challenging times of COV19 need leaders to help steer startups and businesses through. With a change in working practices, to managing employees through a crisis to dealing with customers and suppliers and cash flow, the leaders have a to do list a mile long. It’s stressful for everyone and the people that stand up…

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Sweat Equity – Blog Series Episode 2

In the world of startups there is literally nothing better than equity. With equity, even a tiny bit, you will literally could one day become a millionaire. Colin Mitchell is the CEO of Sixty 5 Technologies and has expertise in tech, business, sales and marketing. Colin’s new blog series showcases the startup tech journey focusing…

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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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How will you cope in the new decade of the 20’s?

It’s Friday morning, it’s breakfast time, you think it’ll just take 2 minutes to see what’s happening in the news, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin then 15 minutes later you’re rushing out the door late for work. It’s 9.10am in work, you’re checking the calendar for the day getting ready to make the to do…

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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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