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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

2021: The Stats

Inbound Investors 2021 event was a huge success

Total attendees

NI companies matched with investors

Meetings between external investors and local companies

Direct investments at the event

Conversations ongoing between companies and investors after 6 months

The Agenda

This year, we are moving to a one day plus evening event close to Catalyst’s headquarters in the heart of the Titanic Quarter at the beautiful Titanic Hotel.

  • 18th October 2022

    09.00     Arrival and Registration

    10.00     Welcome – Investment stories from NI            

    11.00      Pre-arranged matched investor/company meetings

    13:00     Lunch and networking – Wolff Restaurant

    14:00     Investor/company meetings requested by you (arrange via event platform)

    16.00     Close day time event

    19.00     An evening on board the SS Nomadic

    Following Morning – Breakfast and Depart: If you want to arrange any follow on meetings in Belfast we can facilitate those at Catalyst. We have held some meeting rooms and have a great café with free tea and coffee if required!

  • Getting here

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

    British Airways fly from London Heathrow at 07:20 arriving in Belfast City at 08:40. There is a return flight on the 19th June at 09:50.

    Easyjet fly from London Gatwick at 06:35 arriving in Belfast City at 8:15. here is a return flight on the 19th at 08:50.

    **Other flight options are available, these are suggestions based on event agenda

  • Hotel

    We have secured a preferential rate of £119 per person per night (including breakfast) at the Titanic Hotel for the evening of Tuesday 18th October and are holding a limited number of rooms at this rate.  To avail of the rate and book your room please email info@titanichotelbelfast.com or call 028 9508 2000 quoting Conference Code #158256

    *Rate valid until the 9th September

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.

Join us aboard the SS Nomadic, a short walk from the Titanic Hotel! Enjoy some Irish whiskey, food, entertainment and craic to round off your day in Belfast!

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2022 Partners

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