Could Your Startup Benefit From An Accelerator?

With many local early stage companies already benefiting from their experiences on accelerators, NISP CONNECT would like to draw your attention to two accelerators now open for applications!

START Planet NI, based in Belfast, focused on high growth potential tech startups, and Truestart, a retail and consumer focused accelerator based in London.




Europe’s only retail and consumer innovation hub, making investments of £25K – £200K is part of True Capital, a size agnostic growth equity fund.

In joining TrueStart, you will gain access to:

  • World-class network of senior industry figures
  • Access to Strategic partners including River Island, Visa, Accenture and Land Securities
  • 6 month on-site support at the London innovation hub (then lifetime support as part of the ‘True’ Family)
  • Access to TrueStart events (including mentoring evenings, Annual Future of Retail Conference and more)
  • Direct link to True Capital

Truestart is currently accepting applications for their next cohort, the Collection Autumn Winter 15.

Closing date for applications is 20th September 2015.


Could Your Startup Benefit From An Accelerator?


Working with technology centred startups,with a product that has immediate global potential. START Planet NI is looking for teams of 2 – 4 people who can commit for 3 months of intense mentoring.

The plan is simple and the ingredients even simpler:

  • A total focus on developing your business
  • 3 months co-working space, with an option of a 6 month extension
  • Total commitment from a world class programme team
  • Each startup will receive equity investment of £15,000, with the opportunity to gain up to £40,000 investment over the 3 month program.
  • Additional significant opportunity for post accelerator investment
  • Potential follow-on support from Invest Northern Ireland
  • Guidance from a host of talented entrepreneurs and mentors

Closing date for applications is 18th September 2015.