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We enable our most experienced to help our most promising.


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Our Events

  • Debunking the myths of R&D Tax Credits

    Debunking the myths of R&D Tax Credits

    Date: Wednesday, June 1 2016
    Time: 12PM - 2PM
    Venue: North West Regional Park, Bay Road, Derry~Londonderry, BT48 7TG
  • New Director Bootcamp

    New Director Bootcamp

    Date: Tuesday, June 7 2016
    Time: 9am - 12.30pm
    Venue: Innovation Centre, Northern Ireland Science Park, Queen's Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, BT3 9DT
  • Product Development

    Product Development

    Date: Wednesday, June 22 2016
    Time: 12-2pm
    Venue: NIACE, Airport Road, Belfast, BT3 9DZ
  • INVENT Awards 2016

    INVENT Awards 2016

    Date: Thursday, September 29 2016
    Time: 6:00 - 10.30 pm
    Venue: Belfast Waterfront Conference Centre
  • The Investment Process

    The Investment Process

    Date: Tuesday, October 4 2016
    Time: 8.00am - 10.00am
    Venue: Innovation Centre, Northern Ireland Science Park, Queen's Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, BT3 9DT
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Our Membership Network

Deloitte Digital
Ulster University
Danske Bank
Bank of Ireland
Arthur Cox
Queens University

To join our network simply select a member level from our membership page

What others are saying about us...

David Crozier

We found the 25k Awards (now INVENT) to be an exhilarating and rewarding experience. It really helped us focus on our offering and the market for our technology. Since winning the Software and Digital Media category we showcased Liopa at Mobile World Congress and are now working on our first commercial engagement.

David Crozier

Co-Founder of Liopa and Technical Marketing Manager, CSIT – Liopa
Ronan Cunningham

Always putting the needs of the entrepreneur first, NISP CONNECT has created an incredible resource for technology startups in Northern Ireland. They provide a unique opportunity to collaborate and learn from a brilliant peer group of experienced technical and business people in a safe and supportive environment at a time in the life of your company where this knowledge and guidance can hugely improve your chances of success.

Ronan Cunningham

Founder of Banbatech and a NISP CONNECT Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Kyle Gawley

Through the Springboard programme, we were able to avail of extremely high quality mentoring from Virgin StartUp mentor, Darren Craig – who gave up his time each week to help us with the various problems we were facing – from business model generation to producing a sales strategy and preparing for investment. I can’t stress enough how valuable this was to have such a successful and passionate entrepreneur, who has been there and done it himself, giving us hands on mentoring and help on a weekly basis.

Kyle Gawley

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Chris Acheson

Springboard was a transformational experience for CADshare, and for me personally. I entered the process with a concept I thought had potential, and emerged at the other end with a solid foundation for the business and a well-articulated, credible investment proposition. Our EiRs provided world-class guidance and support, and access to the NISP global network of contacts will continue to prove invaluable. Springboard gave us the confidence to know that we really are “investor ready”.

Chris Acheson

CADshare Founder