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Meet Northern Ireland’s top companies

Pre-matched for you by our experts and chosen by you through our efficient and easy-to-use events platform. And all at no cost to you, thanks to our amazing sponsors.

As a not-for-profit, Catalyst provides intelligent and highly focused sources of fund-matching for high growth-potential innovation companies. This includes graduates from Catalyst’s Co-Founders, INVENT, Springboard and Way to Scale programmes and suitable companies referred to us by trusted sources who will go through a suitability test.

We do the hard work for you!

Once accepted into the process, the individual company’s funding journey will be profiled and support will be provided to prepare the company for funding, pitches and due diligence.

The Matching Process

The matching process is personalised to each participating company and investor. Based on your investment thesis, we will set up a select number of robust engagements for you. You will get the opportunity to view one-page summaries from each company attending and request your own meetings in the afternoon (via the events platform).

Ultimately, it is always up to the participating company and funding source to agree and finalise a deal. Catalyst can provide information based on its extensive experience, but it does not provide advice.


George Siddorn - Deepbridge Capital

2023: The Stats

Inbound Investors 2023 event was a huge success

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NI companies matched with investors

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The Agenda

  • 12th September 2024

    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 and networking

    14.00     Angel award ceremony

    14.30     Further investor/company meetings

    16.00     Panel discussions & University visits

    18.00     Evening social

  • Getting here

    We recommend flying into Belfast City airport which is a short 10 minute cab ride to the event venue.

  • Hotel

    We are working with central Belfast locations to offer a preferential hotel rate and will let participants know in due course.

Join us at Inbound Investors 2024

All in one day – Make it a good one!

While you could fly out after the company meetings, the positive feedback from previous years is that the evening stay  provided great value. Such as the opportunity to understand NI’s strong innovation culture and meet with fellow investors, key players in the local ecosystem and NI companies.


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2024 Partners

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