What We Do

We help entrepreneurs build successful technology businesses from the ground up. We do this through the provision of advice, grants and seed investment.

  • Founder Friendly
  • Responsive
  • Well Connected
  • Collaborative
  • Experienced
  • Trustworthy
  • Focused on Novelty & Innovation
  • Supporting Entrepreneurs
  • Competitive Award Programme
  • 100% Funded
  • Tackling Issues Founders Face
  • Networking Opportunities

An Experienced and trusted team

We are confident that by working together, we can help you achieve greater success quicker.

Meet the Team
Meet the Team

Proof of Concept

Support at the earliest stage to get your business idea off the ground.

Concept Grant

Funding: up to £10k

Closing: 5pm Tuesday 21st August 2018

All eligible applicants will be invited to a Pitch Session.
The Pitch Sessions will take place in September 2018 - final dates TBC. Decisions on your application will be made by October 2018.

Concept Plus Grant

Funding: up to £25k

Closing: 5pm Tuesday 28th August 2018

All eligible applicants will be invited to a Pitch Session.
The Pitch Sessions will take place in September 2018 (final date TBC). A shortlist of applicants will then be selected to present to the Fund’s Assessment Panel. The presentation to the Assessment Panel will take place in October (final date TBC). Shortlisted applicants must be available to present on the selected date.
Decisions will then be made.

Latest News & Events

Stay up to date with all our latest news and events.

June Newsletter
newsThu 21st June 2018

June Newsletter

In the latest edition of the techstart newsletter. Discover why some of our female founders decided to become entrepreneurs.Meet the newest member of the techstart team.Plus, find out more about ...

April Newsletter
newsWed 18th April 2018

April Newsletter

This months the newsletter covers board meetings, what they are, how to manage them and ultimately get the best out of them.

Belfast-based Liopa has secured $1million in funding
newsTue 17th April 2018

Belfast-based Liopa has secured $1million in funding

Liopa has secured $1million in funding – led by its initial backers, techstart NI, and QUBIS – which will enable it to commercialise the LipRead platform and actively market it for global use.

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