Hey πŸ‘‹ it's great to meet you at Digital DNA! We're Raise Ventures, a tech accelerator based in Belfast serving startups across the UK and Ireland. Here's a little bit about us.

By the way - we'll be on the Frontiers stage at 11am and at Clockwise for the Innovation Island Connect event from 5pm.

Startup Accelerator Programme

The Raise Accelerator programme supports startup founders and entrepreneurs to nurture an early stage tech solution into a commercially viable, investable, scalable business and bring it to market. We connect startups with angel investors and VCs in their industries.

The next intake for the Accelerator will open soon for Autumn 2023. If you're interested in applying or want to find out more, get in touch below.

Upcoming Events

We host founder events to educate, inspire and connect founders. Our next one is on Thursday 15th June, when we'll host a panel discussion on how startups can compete for talent. With speakers from Catagen, Equitas and DiverseTalent, we'll explore how to develop your Employee Value Proposition, leverage EMI schemes and recruitment best practices.

You might not have the big brand, salaries or perks package that corporates have (just yet!) but that doesn't mean you can't compete for talent. Learn how - register for your ticket below.

How Startups Can Compete For Talent
Join us on the 15th of June for a hybrid panel discussion event on how to effectively hire the right talent for your business.

Where can you find talent? If you're growing your team or want help navigating the multitude of options out there, here's a database of talent sources that might help you.

Sourcing talent for startups - where & how to get your first hire
It’s tough for startups and scaleups to compete against the bigger corporates for talent when you don’t have the big salaries, the benefits and perks packages or the established brand (yet). But startups do have negotiating power when it comes to finding talent.

Fancy connecting with other founders through meetups and accessing educational workshops? Here are all the startup events happening across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Northern Ireland Startup Events Founders in Belfast, Derry and beyond
Startup Ecosystem Events in Northern Ireland for founders and entrepreneurs to connect, get support and access funding.


Join a community of likeminded ambitious founders. It's a safe space to connect, share, advise and seek advice.

Pitch Nights

Our Pitch Nights are all about connecting founders with angels and VCs. If you're a high net worth interested in meeting the rising tech startups of Ireland, come along to our Raise the Roof pitch night on the rooftop of the Oh Yeah Music Centre on 22nd June. Tickets are available below.

Raise the Roof! Summer Pitch Night
Join us to see pitches from exciting early-stage startups ready for investment, connections and support

Angel Investment Education

If you're interested in exploring the opportunity of angel investing, get in touch with us to see how we can help through educational sessions, angel communities and first access to exciting tech startups.