Take your Start-Up to the next level


If you are an ambitious entrepreneur, the new Propel Pre-Accelerator programme can help you turn your business idea into a world class company.

Supported by Invest NI and delivered by IgniteNI, the programme supports technology based start-ups who are at the idea stage of their development.

The programme will be delivered virtually offering workshops, tutorials, mentoring, financial support and access to investment. You will also have the unique opportunity to become part of a start-up community.

Who should apply?

We want to hear from entrepreneurs who are developing an innovative new technology or product, or building a business using existing technology to disrupt traditional industries, with a passion to succeed on an international stage.

Support will include:

  • 6 month programme beginning in January 2021
  • £15,000 if you are selected onto the programme
  • Workshops and mentoring covering customer and product development, sales and marketing, pitching and fundraising
  • Individual mentoring from experienced international entrepreneurs and investors
  • Up to 12 months free co-working space at Ormeau Baths, one of Belfast’s bustling start-up hubs
  • Help to understand the market opportunity, challenge assumptions, discover customers and provide tools for development and growth

Invest NI with Ignite NI will offer support to 20 entrepreneurs to build a business that has rapid scaling potential, can achieve significant export growth and secure external investment.

Applications are now open. Apply now

All applications must be submitted by 3pm Friday 06 November 2020.

Source: Invest NI

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