We're so proud to consistently deliver Northern Ireland’s only high growth startup accelerator, now in its 4th year.

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. Are you ready to take the leap?

Many founders have walked the path before you, leveraging their partnership with Raise through the programme to build successful, investable global startups.

20 Active Accelerator Graduates
Over £3 million pre-seed investment raised by 8 startups
50/50 Male-Female Founders in portfolio companies
Passionate community of 250+ founders, entrepreneurs, business leaders and startup professionals 

Hear what recent graduates had to say about the programme below.

I learnt more than I thought possible. Business canvas, how investment works and unit economics has really helped me a lot, especially with putting my pitch together.

- Loraa White, founder of Budget Music Videos

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As ever I come away from a Raise meeting more knowledgeable but also in a better place mentally.
"Thanks for being so supportive Raise Team. My life is being changed daily because of you all: the width, depth and scope of knowledge I have received in the past few months is unquantifiable."

- Nike Adebayo, founder of Adexa Labz

"The knowledge gained has been phenomenal! Thank you for the opportunity to learn so much, to meet so many amazing people and engage in wonderful conversations.

All of the Raise team are the smartest, funniest and most witty people I’ve ever met, just a brilliant community to be part of."

(We didn't ask which of us was smart, funny or witty...!)

- Pamela Topping, co-founder of SkyJoy

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“This is a forward thinking, very intensive program. We are learning everything we need to be a successful startup especially in a post pandemic economy we are about to emerge in the coming months and years to come.

These guys are experts with a huge wealth of knowledge to guide your startup journey.

- Berne Omolafe, Founder of PRYNTD.xyz

"I loved being involved in such a dynamic community. There is a definite 'feel good' factor and everyone wants everyone else to succeed and try to help each other. The Raise family are amazing. It's been a pleasure to be part of the programme.

- Stephen Toland, co-founder of SocialScript

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Of the Raise Community Days, which bring together founders, mentors and investors for peer learning, Gary McDowell of SWIS App said:

Thank you for a most enjoyable time at Raise today. As ever, it was inspiring to be among so many highly talented people and to hear their stories. I always come away from your office with a positive outlook but today was exceptional.

Applications are now open for the next cohort of the Accelerator programme. If you are building a scalable tech startup and want to succeed with supportive champions around you, apply today or book a 1:1 with CEO Jenny to find out more information.

Fill out the application form below and we'll be back in touch with you. Applications for our Autumn intake close Friday 8th September 2023.