Additional support for your business

Alternative sources of finance

Funding options

Acquiring funding is an essential step when looking to set up a company, as most businesses need that initial cash injection. It's important to understand how much money you'll need and what type of funding will suit you best.

There are a range of funding options that you can consider, including loans from Ulster Bank.

Free accelerator programme

Our Entrepreneur Accelerator programme offers all of the usual benefits, but is fully funded and we don't take any equity in your business.

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Alternative sources of finance

Invest NI

Provide financial support directly (subject to eligibility criteria)

Provide expertise to signpost you to alternative sources of funding

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Intertrade Ireland

For those businesses looking for alternative means of:

Growth finance

Seed Funding

Business Angel Investment or

Venture Capital Funding

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Enterprise NI

Supports entrepreneurs by providing:



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Startup Loans Company

Assisting start up businesses by providing:


Business Loans


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UK Business Angels Association

Supporting entrepreneurs by connecting with UK Business Angels.

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Social & Community Capital

Community business loans for charities and social enterprises that don't qualify for mainstream loans.

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