The Accelerator programme is designed to help build investable, scalable tech startups.

If you are a startup founder or entrepreneur solving a real problem and are ready to commercialise your validated idea, launch it in the market and raise investment - we want to hear from you!

6-week sprint

Comprising of two parts, the initial 6-week sprint educates founders on the fundamentals of their business - their vision, values, business canvas and financial model, with the lens of developing your toolkit for pitching to investors. Twice weekly workshops will run from Thursday 23rd March to Thursday 27th April.

We'll kick off the programme with an in-person Community Day on Thursday 23rd March, where you'll meet the programme mentors, advisors and alumni and learn how to set the right foundations for your startup journey.

6-month bespoke programme

Following the sprint, 6 founders from the Spring intake who have shown progress, traction and alignment with the connections and expertise offered by the Raise mentoring team will graduate to a bespoke 6-month Accelerator programme.

The bespoke accelerator offers tailored workshops on your product development, go-to-market, sales and marketing, investment readiness and exits and valuations. The workshops are supported with 1:1 mentorship, mindset coaching and access to a wide team of trusted advisors across product, investment, strategy and growth. Once prepared to raise investment for growth and scale, founders will be guided through a hands-on investment sprint and will be invited to pitch to our angel investor and VC community.

The 6-month programme creates a partnership with Raise. We tie our success to yours. In exchange for the ongoing advisory support and guided mentorship, we ask for 6% equity in your startup to share the risk. We'll sit beside you every step of the way.

Joining the programme gives you access to a network of alumni where you can share expertise, learnings, connections and offers opportunities for collaboration. Our flagship CEO Club gives you the chance to lean into an extended board of directors for advice, guidance and industry expertise.

You and your team will also have access to our Cathedral Quarter innovation hub for co-working and meeting space.

You will also enjoy benefits including:

  • £10,000 AWS Credits
  • Hubspot Startup Partner discounts
  • Access to $350,000 worth of free technology with Microsoft
  • Free Subscription to Founder Revenue Academy worth £4,000
  • Access to Pitchbook worth £20,000
  • First access to Magic Sauce online accelerator
  • First access to exclusive resources and events

See what previous cohorts thought of the programme below.

Impact of the Accelerator programme
For tech startups based in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and across the UK, the Accelerator supports you through validation, commercialisation, launch and investment readiness.

If you would like to learn more about the Accelerator, book an introductory call with our CEO Jenny or Community Manager Eva-Jayne below.

Applications for the Spring programme have now closed. Check back soon for further information on the next intake of the programme.

The Raise Accelerator
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