Dublin BIC's Investor Ready Programme is specifically designed to enable start-ups to secure investment. Four out of five start-ups that complete the programme go on to attract the funding required to scale their business.
Dublin BIC investor-ready companies walk away with…
20+ hours of one-to-one start-up investment expertise
Formal pitch time with Ireland’s most active early-stage investors
Investor-Ready Pack – business plan, financial model & pitch deck, rivalling best in market
Investment - 85% of Dublin BIC start-ups secure third-party funding
Fast-tracking start-ups to scale
of Dublin BIC companies survive their critical first five years
start-ups have raised funding through Dublin BIC managed programmes
of Dublin BIC Investor-Ready start-ups have secured third party finance
What you don't get anywhere else
Start-ups go free: Because the Dublin BIC Investor Ready Programme gets government support to deliver the Dublin BIC Investor Ready Programme; there’s no cost, no equity, no cut
Track record: Dublin BIC start-up investment experts have the experience, networks, desire and dedication to enable you to secure funding and scale your business
Community: Access to the Dublin BIC community of advisors, investors, entrepreneurs and corporate partners
Success: 85% of Dublin BIC Investor-Ready companies secure third party funding and 45% of companies accepted into HPSU (2019) were Dublin BIC Investor Ready clients.
Some of Ireland’s most successful start-ups have been through the Dublin BIC Investor-Ready Programme;
Approximately 50 start-ups are accepted into the Dublin BIC Investor-Ready Programme each year. Those participating tend to be scalable businesses with an international focus that are preparing to raise seed funding and have the ambition to achieve Enterprise Ireland HPSU status.
Most Dublin BIC Investor Ready Programme participants have a product or service developed and are pre-revenue, though most have early-stage traction within their market.
What our clients say
Working with Dublin BIC has been a fantastic experience. There is an incredibly strong programme of learning and mentoring that has played a significant role in Odyssey VC defining our investor-ready business plan and establishing investment for our company scaling activities.
Oisín Curran, CEO at Odyssey Validation
The one on one time with Heidi our consultant was fantastic. She gave incredibly in-depth feedback and was able to pinpoint specific weak points for us to develop. One of the most helpful areas of the programme was the pitch development. We really evolved and edit our narrative to convey our message in a succinct and informative way.
Lizzy Hayashida, co-founder at Change Donations
The discovery around our value proposition was a real eye-opener for us, we began to look at our business as a whole and not just the tech, which was really important when pitching to investors. The Investor-Ready programme helped us to hire the right people, approach people in the right way and gain seed investment.
Graham O'Rourke, CEO at Aphix Software
We found the programme invaluable as an early-stage start-up in helping take our Business Plan that was lacking in areas and taking it to a level that could be shared with potential investors. Dublin BIC spent a lot of time understanding LearnUpon's value proposition and challenging us on areas of our business plan that we're still under-cooked, forcing us to really think about these areas and help get us ready for the inevitable tough scrutiny that would come from investors. Dublin BIC also provided intros to potential investors which led to the opportunity to pitch LearnUpon to investor groups like HBAN.
Brendan Noud, co-founder and CEO at LearnUpon
Dublin BIC has a wide range of programmes suited to meet the requirements of companies at all stages of the scaling journey, from ideation stage to those seeking Series A investment.