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Inbound Investors

What is Inbound Investors?

Inbound Investors is a yearly event hosted by Catalyst, where we connect high-growth potential Northern Ireland companies with the right investors from outside Northern Ireland.

Together with our experts, we arrange bespoke, pre-matched meetings optimised for your specific sector and need.

With the support of our local ecosystem partners, we work to prepare you and your business in the run-up to the event, using our collective expertise to curate impactful meetings with our established network of investors.

Join us and capitalise on the potential of new investment opportunities.

Key details

  • When: Inbound Investors will take place in Belfast on 14th September 2023
  • Where: Taking place at the Titanic Hotel Belfast, this event is like no other. We’ll end the day in style with an evening social in our own backyard at the newly opened Titanic Distillers, Belfast’s first working whiskey distillery in almost 90 years
  • Cost: This is a completely free event to attend

What's different about Inbound Investors?


We put in the groundwork to ensure that the right investors meet the right companies, creating a win-win situation for everyone involved in this one-day event.

Our team works to curate the most meaningful and productive meetings possible so that both parties can get the most out of their time with us. With our expertise and support, you’ll make the connections you need to take your business to the next level.

Inbound Investors 2022

Each year, we're building on our proven success and delivering an experience like no other.

NI companies matched with investors

Venture capitalists attended

Meetings took place

The Agenda

09.30 – 10.00     Arrival and registration

10.00 – 11.00      Welcome – the latest from the NI ecosystem        

11.00 – 11.30        Break

11.30 – 13.00       Meeting slots (5)

13.00 – 14.00      Lunch & networking

14.30 – 16.00      Meeting slots (5)

17.00 – 20.30      Titanic Distillers social

Venture capitalists seeking to invest

Meet Northern Ireland’s top start-ups and scale-ups

Are you a UK or US-based venture capitalist looking to stay ahead of the curve and discover the next big thing in Northern Ireland?

Join us at Inbound Investors 2023 and be at the forefront of emerging opportunities, as we bring together the latest innovative companies from the NI ecosystem all in one place.

You’ll meet with exciting companies that have been pre-matched to you based on your investment criteria, and network with peers and key partners in the NI ecosystem to unlock value for your business.

This is an unparalleled opportunity to make the connections you need to succeed.

You’ll also have the opportunity to choose additional meetings through our efficient and easy-to-use event app.

This includes meeting graduates from our programmes such as Co-Founders, INVENT, Springboard, and Way to Scale plus 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/criteria, we will set up a number of robust meetings* for you with local companies. You will get the opportunity to view one-page summaries from each company attending and request your own meetings in the afternoon (via the event 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.


All your Inbound Investors questions answered.

  • How to get here

    Titanic Hotel Belfast is located at the heart of Titanic Quarter, an area transformed over the past decade to become Northern Ireland’s premier leisure destination with numerous visitor attractions, heritage assets, restaurants and public spaces just metres from the hotel.

    Belfast City Airport is a 5-minute drive away making Titanic Quarter perfectly situated for the business traveller in need of a hotel near Belfast City Airport or for a Northern Ireland leisure break.
    You can find specific information on directions here.
  • Accommodation info

    We have secured a special rate of £149 per night for bed and breakfast at Titanic Hotel. To book call +44 (0)28 9508 2000 and quote Event Registration No. 207863. This rate is only available until 17th August after which higher rates are likely to apply.

Headline Partner

2023 Partners

Our Inbound Investors team

Adele Ward

Adele Ward

Programme Manager

Kieran Dalton

Kieran Dalton

Head of Scaling

Gary Davidson

Gary Davidson

NDRC Investor Relations @ Dogpatch Labs

Drew O’Sullivan

Drew O’Sullivan

Lead Equity Advisor @ InterTradeIreland

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