Techstart NI holds business park talk at Willowbank

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Techstart NI delivered a presentation on “Starting, running and funding a new technology business” at Willowbank on Friday, February 19.

Kathleen Garrett and Hal Wilson talked about getting a technology-related business idea off the ground, raising finance to grow a business and building the right team.

Techstart NI is a £23.6 million Fund set-up to support early-stage technology companies in Northern Ireland.

The initiative is part of Invest NI’s Access to Finance Strategy and is managed by Pentech Ventures LLP, one of the UK’s leading venture capital fund management groups. Their core business centres around equity investments of around £150k +, alongside proof of concept grants of up to £25k and a series of workshops & events delivered through an Investment Awareness Programme.

The free Vital business seminar series, funded by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, is open to any local business. The final seminar, by the Bank of Ireland’s Gillian Anderson, is on Friday, March 18 on the topic “Economic trends and how these will impact on the local economy.”