Do you have an idea for a business with export or global potential? If so, we have a range of advisory, capability development and financial support that will help get your business off the ground.
You can also access our free business advisory service.
It is on hand to:
We also offer a range of financial and advisory support for start-ups with export focused business ideas.
We can help you:
You can contact our Business advisory service on 0800 181 4422, Contact us or through our live chat service.
Funding for start-ups with export potential
Our start-up financial support is focused on those businesses that intend to sell outside Northern Ireland. We have six funds, part of our Access to Finance initiative, totaling more than £184 million to help SMEs with high growth potential.
These provide debt and equity investment and include:
techstart NI (ERDF), Co-Fund NI II (ERDF) and the Development Funds (ERDF) are part financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the EU investment for Growth and Jobs Programme 2014-2020
If you have a business idea with global potential, our pre-accelerator programme can help you. Propel offers you workshops, tutorials, networking opportunities, mentoring, financial support and access to investment based out of Belfast’s newest start-up hub, Ormeau Baths.
If you are an entrepreneur with international ambition and developing innovative new technology, or building your business using existing technology to disrupt traditional industries, then get in touch.
nibusinessinfo.co.uk, a free service offered by Invest Northern Ireland, is the official online channel for business advice and guidance in Northern Ireland. Every day thousands of people visit the site for the latest business support, expert advice and new business opportunities.
Key support to guide you through your export journey includes: