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Accelerator Programme

19 December 2018

Programme helps businesses in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon areas successfully pitch for investment

The Accelerator Programme offers guidance from leading industry and academic business experts who will show you how to successfully pitch for investment and engage with the major Northern Ireland business funding bodies.

The programme operates through a series of interactive group workshops and one-to-one specialist mentoring over the course of three months. The programme cumulates with successful applicants having the opportunity to pitch for up to £1 million equity stake investment from a private investor.

Who can apply?
Businesses can apply that:

  • have a desire and commitment to take their business to the next level
  • are based in the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council area
  • have a potential turnover in excess of £500,000 within the next 12 -24 months
  • are considering the potential of an equity stake investment

How do I apply?
Recruitment for the Accelerator Programme is open now, however as places are limited a selection process will take place. Workshops will begin in January 2019.

To apply for the programme contact Cara Dallat, Chief Executive of CIDO Ltd Tel 028 3839 6520 or email who will guide you through the selection criteria and facilitate the application process.

Find out further information about the Accelerator Programme.