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Inbound Investors

Your opportunity to get to the table and seek investment with up to 60 matched Venture Capitalists

Companies seeking investment

This is your chance to meet with up to 5 investors in 1 day + receive tailored support from our team of experts.

We’ll make sure you’re fully prepared to capitalise on this unique opportunity, equipping you with the tools you need to succeed. Don’t miss out on this chance to take your business to the next level. Click the link below to learn more about the company application process and participation requirements.

Companies who are actively seeking venture capital investment (any stage or sector) in the next 12 months should apply by Thursday 27th June 2024.

Once accepted into the process, your funding journey will be profiled, and support will be provided to prepare you for funding, pitches and due diligence.

All at no cost to you, thanks to our amazing sponsors.

The matching process is personalised to each participating company and investor. Based on your needs, we will set up a select number of robust engagements at the event on the 12th September.

Investors will also get the opportunity to view one-page summaries from each company attending and request their own meetings with you in the afternoon. We will help you prepare this summary.

Carol Rossborough | Founder and CEO of ESTHER

Carol Rossborough, Founder and CEO of ESTHER, tells us about her experience at Inbound Investors

Key Dates

 

30th May         Applications open

27th June        Company application deadline

July                    Shortlisting by our panel*

30th July         Online – Company kickoff covering a 101 on fundraising prep

August              1:1 clinics with an Advisor to hone your dec and find your best investor**

4th Sept           Inbound Investors App Launch

12th Sept         Inbound Investors 2024

End of Sept    1:1 debrief with your advisor**

 

* Successful teams will be notified before the end of the month and we may get in touch if we need more information

** 1 x 45min slot per company – booking link provided upon confirmation of place

The Agenda

 

09.30    Arrival and registration

10.00    Welcome – The latest from the NI ecosystem

11.00     Break

11.30     Pre-arranged matched investor/company meetings

13.00    Lunch & networking

14.00    Angel award ceremony

14.30    Further investor/company meetings

16.00    Panel discussion & University visits

18.00    Evening social

The Small Print

  • What are the company requirements?

    • Available for meeting/call with Catalyst staff as part of the selection process

     

    • Attendance at a webinar for pitch prep

     

    • All companies must participate in a one-to-one advisory clinic in August

     

    • Preparation of a one-page summary in a standard format for the event platform

     

    • Preparation of a short pitch deck to use at the event

     

    • Attendance at the event on 12th September at Ulster University

     

    • All companies must participate in a one to one post-event debrief in September or early October

     

    • Post-event reporting on the progress of meetings at regular intervals thereafter (3, 6, and 12 months)

     

    Inbound Investors is open to any NI company and is not limited to Catalyst tenants or companies on Catalyst programmes.

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Headline Partner

2024 Partners

Our Inbound Investors team

Hannah Cummings

Hannah Cummings

Programme Manager - Co-Founders

Hannah Cummings is the Programme Manager for Co-Founders – a 12 week programme for p... read more
Hannah Cummings

Hannah Cummings

Programme Manager - Co-Founders

Hannah Cummings is the Programme Manager for Co-Founders – a 12 week programme for people who want to find co-founders and create world leading start-ups.

Hannah joined Catalyst in 2019, passionate about curating community, experiences, conversations and programmes of activity to facilitate the growth and ambition of start-ups in NI.

With a PhD in drama, you’ll also often encounter Hannah hosting company events, chairing panel discussions and supporting pitch scrubs.

Kieran Dalton

Kieran Dalton

Head of Scaling

As the Head of Scaling Kieran focuses on supporting companies through their growth stages,... read more
Kieran Dalton

Kieran Dalton

Head of Scaling

As the Head of Scaling Kieran focuses on supporting companies through their growth stages, This covers a range of programs and possible interventions. These range from supporting Executive Development for CEOs; developing programs to support to access international markets; assisting companies seeking to access growth finance through capital markets; to providing a sounding board and a strong cup of tea.

Prior to Catalyst Kieran worked in senior roles in a range of companies, both local and international. He has experience in raising venture capital and in company acquisitions and disposals.

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