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Start-ups, Scale-ups & Corporate Innovators + XPinnovates 


We help people, build a business.

What We Do

Identify opportunities for growth within the business.
Connect you with mentors & advisers.
XPinnovates will propel your business.
Assist you to improve your finances and funding.
Provide corporate governance & procedures.

The only thing worse than starting something and failing.. is not starting something.

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What Clients Say About XPinnovates

I had the pleasure of working with Mark from beginning of 2016 when I was successful in my application to…More

Kelly Neill
Founder and Account Manager

I have had the great pleasure of working with Mark on a number of startup programmes in Belfast. Mark is…More

Raomal Perara
Consultant, Adjunct Professor INSEAD

I have worked with Diane on several Northern Ireland business start-up and accelerator programs. She has the unique ability to…More

Sean O'Hare
Founder & Business Mentor

A genuine International entrepreneur & value creator. Diane has transformed the business futures for 200+ startups in Invest Northern Ireland’s…More

Stephen Houston
Business Adviser, Mentor, Investor

Diane focused on delivering excellence - her approach to change is not to rest on her laurels but to continuously…More

Fiona Flynn
Leadership & Emotional Intelligence Coach

Diane and her team provide us with great guidance and drive.  They genuinely share the passion for our success. From…More

Hannah Wrixon
Get The Shifts

Xcell Partners are an expert team with extensive business knowledge. Their practical advice helped The Present Tree define and focus…More

Catherine Cunningham
The Present Tree

Xcell have great knowledge, advice and direction. Having their support and guidance got us manufacturing and to market much quicker…More

Clare Medland

I've known Mark for over four years and been involved in his lean start-up weekends as well as Xcell Partners…More

Norbert Sagnard
CSIT - Queen's University Belfast

Mark is an extremely knowledgeable consultant, entrepreneur and business adviser to start-up companies. He is a pleasure to work with…More

Celine Magill

Mark was a great mentor and advisor during my time on Northern Ireland's premier business start up programme - Propel.…More

Franz Schlindwein

Mark was a great source of level-headed advice in the early stages of setting up our business. His input and…More

Diarmuid Moloney
Rotor Videos
Startup Companies Are Changing Our Economy

The startup community is a place for innovators, dreamers and change-makers. The new technologies and companies that have evolved from global centres of innovation are disrupting the way we live, and work. 

Businesses now need to innovate and develop their staff in quicker and smarter ways. XPinnovates have learnt from the Lean Startup movement and witnessed how Design Thinking is now central to creative innovation.  Startup thinking is now changing the way mainstream businesses build for the future.

Over the years we have worked with some amazing startups, shared stories of  success,
but importantly, made some great friends. 

Ruach Music

At what age did you think of starting a business? Brought up…



See.Sense is a cycling technology and data company that helps make cycling…



The Farmvet app VetIMPRESS provides insights and intelligence for farm vets and…


Rotor Videos

Rotor saw a problem, and set out to build the solution. They…



Paul Hamill has worked in the music industry for over 20 years…

Corporate Clients and Partners

For over a decade we have engaged with and provided services to a number of leading global technology players, government agencies and investors. 

News & Blog

25May 21

Launching the Bid Planner Canvas

Introducing the Bid Planner Canvas.  Our team have written tenders that have beaten established players and some global consultancy companies. How did we do it? What we want to do…

23Jun 19

CoffeeClub No2

Our second meetup with like minded people, to share stories and see how we can help each other. We heard an amazing entrepreneur's story from Mary McCall, who was the…


We call it startupINNOVATION®

At XPinnovates we connect the world of startup development and corporate innovation.

At its heart the startup community is a place for innovators, dreamers and change-makers. The new technologies and companies that have sprung up from the global centres of innovation are disrupting the way we live and work.

We are specialists in developing the human and financial capital placed into startups. More..

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