Applications are open for Accelerator 2016

Applications are open for the 2016 Accelerator in Belfast, commencing in September for 3 months.  There will be investment, mentoring, coworking space and acceleration! To find out more you can visit the programme website.

So what is on offer?

Our plan is simple and the ingredients even simpler:

A total focus on developing your business;

3 months co-working space, with an additional 6 month extension without charge;

Total commitment from a world class programme team;

Each startup will receive equity investment of £15,000, with the opportunity to gain up to £40,000 investment on completion the 3 month programme;

Additional significant opportunity for post accelerator investment;

Potential follow-on support from Invest Northern Ireland;

Guidance from a host of talented entrepreneurs and mentors;

These vital ingredients are mixed with a supportive cast of mentors and successful entrepreneurs who are there to develop your business. They add real value and expertise to the programme and share your passion in your company.


Highlights from our Accelerator Demo Day

Before we knew it, the 3 months passed us by and our companies were set for the StartPlanetNI Demo Day on Wednesday 2nd March. With a packed room and a cover of snow outside, the royal throne room was filled with investors, mentors and funders.  Up first was James Donaghy from Freelance Student, followed by 6 other startup companies including a stunning performance by Natalia from Pavanu, both on her feet pitching her business and a delightful piano recital fit for our venue, Hillsborough Castle.

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Amongst the honours, Matthew Large CEO of Glistrr picked up the award for the ‘Most Investable Company’.

Applications for our second cohort, taking place September to December 2016, are already open at  Will your startup be one of the ten companies?