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CEOs Connect

A unique network supporting CEOs of high growth potential innovation companies

What is CEOs Connect?

CEOs Connect is an exclusive peer to peer network supporting CEOs of high growth potential innovation companies in Northern Ireland as they scale and grow. Catalyst created the network in 2017 to provide an environment for CEOs to meet every regularly to develop relationships in confidence, share everyday challenges and more importantly realise that solutions can be only a conversation away. At times this can be a lonely journey for a CEO so the ability to speak to someone going through the same challenges can be extremely beneficial.

We’re helping these companies to fulfil their ambitions by gaining more traction and receiving increased levels of investment in order for their companies to grow.  These CEOs have the potential to deliver a greater prize than Northern Ireland has ever experienced before – it’s evolution into one of Europe’s most entrepreneurial economies by 2030.

Why CEOs Connect?


Membership of an exclusive peer to peer network supporting CEOs of high growth potential innovation companies in NI as they scale & grow.  A network who understand what you’re going through and who can provide advice and guidance in a confidential and trusted environment.


6 to 8 meetings per year including a Retreat to focus on key areas of the business including sales, building a talented team, investment and leadership through learning from other CEOs in the network and through a series of Founder Stories from mostly exited CEOs.


To share intelligence and access to the wide Catalyst network providing access to CEOs and other global networks.  Invitation to dinner with the Invent Innovation Founder & discounts to other Catalyst events such as Invent and our Future of Work Conference.


CEOs Connect is open to CEOs of innovation companies who meet the following criteria:

  • CEOs who have raised at least 1 seed round of funding of £500,000+
  • or bootstrapped their way to sales of £500,000+
  • & have the ability to attract further funding
  • or is an exited CEO working on a new product idea

Steering Team

Adele Ward Catalyst
Kieran Dalton Catalyst
Andrew Woods CEO Catagen
Dale Cree CEO 3EN
Roisin Molloy CEO Trimedika
Cormac Quinn CEO Loyalbe
Simon Cole CEO Automated Intelligence

CEOs Connect's Programme Manager

Get in touch with any enquiries and we would be happy to answer them.

Adele Ward

Adele Ward

Programme Manager

Kieran Dalton

Kieran Dalton

Head of Scaling

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