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Have you got months to work out if your new business or product idea has got legs?

Take a lean startup approach to validate your idea. Learn quicker, succeed faster.


Join XPinnovates on 18th May in Belfast where you will experience workshops, expert talks, and 1-1 sessions.  You’ll get a chance to meet the CEOs and founders of startups, who have been through the process of establishing a company from scratch, raise funds and accelerate international market growth. Our team of mentors and investors will help you validate your business idea. 

The Schedule

09:00 – 09:30:  Arrival, refreshments, networking
09:30 – 09:45:  Welcome and overview of the day, the team behind it and Q&A
09:45 – 11:00:  Workshop. Understanding business and building your bases for your new idea. 
11:00 – 11:15:  Pitstop.
11:15 – 12:00:  Quick lessons from our startup founders on market validation, with Q&A.
12:00 – 13:15   Workshop. Develop your business model and market proposition.  
                                   Building your value proposition and defining your sweet spot customer. 
13:15 – 14:00:  Lunch and Networking. Listen to founder journeys over your lunch. 
14:00 – 15:00:  Pitching 101. The fundamentals of telling your story to gain followers. 
15:00 – 15:15:  Pitstop.
15:15 – 16:15:  When and how to raise funding for your startup. Workshop & panel discussion. 
16:15 – 17:00:  Pitching to investors. Our companies get the chance to pitch their business.

1-1 Sessions

Over the day you will get the chance to book 1-1 sessions with any of our mentor team. We’ll help signpost you with all matters relating to product development, sales, funding, pitching, legal and financial. We’ll also signpost you in the direction of government agencies like Invest NI, InterTradeIreland and local councils and how they can help your business.  

Buy your ticket

Head over to Eventbrite to book your place. The event will be held at W5, offering great access and parking.

What kind of companies do we work with?

Our region has an incredible pool of talent and entrepreneurial drive. We work with companies across industries – from food to gaming, ecommerce, music, online tools, waste management, social enterprises, you name it, we’ve worked with companies doing business in most sectors.   

And it doesn’t have to be a new business idea, it can be a new product, innovation or service idea for an existing business. Maybe your current business just needs a boost. Our one day accelerator will take you forward.

Track Record

XPinnovates have run over 20 startup accelerators and incubators, assisting companies raise £15m+ in funding. With an expert team of mentors and experienced CEOs to guide and share their experiences, we will put in the right direction. To get a feel of some of the type of companies we have worked with, check out our startup portfolio

Connected to the Investment Community

As advisers to startups and companies looking to scale, we understand the importance of getting the right kind of funding. We’re experienced and connected to the regional and international investment community.  In addition, we are an appointed Crowdcube partner, connecting you to the largest and most successful crowdfunding platform in the UK. 

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