At Raise, we’re committed to…

  • Helping startup founders build strong business foundations and become investor ready
  • Working with founders to ensure they focus on delivering their vision and strategy
  • Sharing real life experiences and support from other founders and mentors
  • Creating the best early-stage tech startups with the best chance of success

Think you could be the next Raise Founder?

We want to hear from founders ready to accelerate their early-stage tech startup! The Accelerator programme is designed to help build investable, scalable tech startups.

Are you entrepreneurial driven with a technical product solving a real problem?
Do you have an idea who your market is and have the commitment to scale your business from 1 to many customers?
Are you ready to take the leap and commit to building a successful startup?

The programme runs twice a year in the Spring and Autumn. Check back soon for further information on the next intake of the programme.

In the meantime, if you'd like to learn more about the Accelerator book a 1:1 with CEO Jenny or Community Manager Eva-Jayne below.

What can you expect to learn?

The free 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.

Following this, startups that demonstrate traction and progress will graduate onto the 6-month Accelerator to enjoy a wealth of support as they prepare to raise investment, grow and scale. We ask for 6% equity in your startup to share the risk and tie our success to yours. We'll sit beside you every step of the way.

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.

Our Alumni have leveraged the Accelerator programme as a launchpad for their business. Operating across industries including retail, cybersecurity, recruitment and healthtech, we're proud to have a track record of supporting founders in transforming an idea into a viable scalable business solution and raising investment.

Accelerator - Raise Ventures

Find out more about the Spring 2023 Accelerator below.

Apply for the Raise Startup Accelerator Programme
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
"The knowledge gained has been phenomenal! I learnt more than I thought possible. There is a definite 'feel good' factor in the community and everyone wants everyone else to succeed and try to help each other."

- Accelerator Programme Graduates

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.