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Ignite NI Accelerator 2020 now open for applications

6 December 2019

Opportunity for established technology companies to scale their business

Applications are open now for the Ignite NI Accelerator programme, which aims to help established tech companies scale up and raise investment.

The 12-week programme is based in Belfast's Ormeau Baths and takes in 10 companies each year. The companies who secure a place on the programme are each offered:

  • nine months free co-working office space in the Ormeau Baths
  • a £23,000 convertible loan note, a type of investment that is redeemable or can convert into equity shares at a later date
  • a further £5,000 support if the company needs to relocate to take part in the scheme
  • a chance to attend trips to London, San Francisco and Dublin to explore export markets

The programme also provides opportunities to meet experienced mentors, founders and investors from across the UK and Ireland to help you fast-forward your business.

The opportunity is open to both local companies and those willing to relocate to Northern Ireland.

Applications are now open and will close on 10 January 2020.

Find out more and apply now.