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Tech start-ups encouraged to launch their businesses in Belfast

BelfastNI has 10 spaces and £15,000 investment available on its tech-focused three-month accelerator programme...

StartPlanetNI, a Belfast-based accelerator, is calling for high-growth potential technology start-ups to join its latest programme.

Starting in September this year, the three-month programme has 10 spaces available for budding tech businesses – with half of the spaces reserved for Northern Irish companies and the rest drawn from Europe and internationally.

In exchange for a 6% stake in the business, participants will receive £15,000 investment and the opportunity to access up to £40,000 in follow on funding upon completion of the programme.

The programme is open to start-ups that have been trading for less than two years and have a viable product developed, but require extra support to achieve their market potential.

StartPlanetNI was started to highlight Belfast – featured in our Startups cities index – as a “go-to location in the UK and Europe for ambitious start-ups”.

Bill Liao, lead mentor of StartPlanetNI, said:

“We know that for many international start-ups a UK foothold is important, as is access to the wider European market, so we believe StartPlanetNI is well placed to attract some of the hottest new businesses to Belfast, who will in turn help build a stronger local start-up scene.”

The deadline for applications is 27 May. Find out more here.

Henry Williams
Henry Williams

Henry has been writing for since 2015, covering everything from business finance and web builders to tax and red tape. He’s also contributed to many of our industry-renowned annual indexes, including Startups 100 and Young Guns, and created a number of the site’s popular how to guides. Before joining the team, he reviewed films for a culture website, and still harbours ambitions of being a screenwriter.


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