News article

City Start programme

2 January 2018

Unlock the insight and connections to take your business to the next level

If you’re in the food, fashion, retail and tourism sectors, Belfast City Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council are offering bespoke assistance to help you put your business start-up plan into action.

The City Start programme offers Go for It participants the opportunity to get their business off the ground. This support includes:

  • specialist one-to-one mentoring
  • access to workshops
  • incentives to turn your business start-up plan into action

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must:

  • have a business plan in either the food, fashion, retail or tourism sector
  • have accessed support through Go for it
  • be in a position to start trading within six months
  • be based in either the Belfast City Council or Derry City and Strabane District Council areas
  • demonstrate potential to create one additional job within two years
  • not be an Invest NI client

Complete a registration form, call 028 9027 0482 or email