Investor-Ready Preparation 

Investor-Ready Programme

Completing the Dublin BIC Investor-Ready Programme is the most effective way to enable you to attract the investment required to scale your start-up.  
 

More than 80% of Dublin BIC investor-ready companies survive their critical first five years and four out of five go on to raise external funding.  In the past five years, 90 Dublin BIC investor-ready companies have raised €60 million!

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What to expect

The Dublin BIC Investor-Ready Programme is a challenging yet rewarding experience for those that are selected to participate. Each company is assigned a dedicated Dublin BIC investment preparation specialist who has deep domain and ecosystem knowledge and influence.

The programme involves a deep analysis of the product, market opportunity, competitive positioning and scalability. This process often leads to fundamental changes to the proposition, team, targets and sometimes the product or service. Participants will undergo a strategic review by a panel of independent industry experts and investors where they will pitch for investment.

The outputs

Companies successful at the strategic review stage of the programme will be certified Dublin BIC Investor-Ready! - walking away with a recognised benchmark, a validated business plan, a robust financial model and a compelling investor pitch deck.

Who should apply

An average of 20 start-ups each year are accepted into the Dublin BIC Investor-Ready Programme.  Companies are selected based on the quality of the business model, vision and drive, level of innovation, competitive advantage and potential to scale internationally. 

Applications, interviews and commencements to the Dublin BIC Investor-Ready Programme take place all year round.

High potential start-ups that are innovative and export-driven are welcome to apply here

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