Are you ready for investment?

Investor-Ready Programme

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

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. 

Track record

Some of Ireland’s most successful start-ups have been through the Dublin BIC Investor-Ready Programme; 

Glofox / Storyful / Newswhip / Icabbi / Davra / Blueface / Firmwave / Iconic Translations / Velagames / Pro Verum / BriteBill / Tickerfit / Aphix Software / 

Who gets on the 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.

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.

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