About AxisBIC

AxisBIC unlocks the potential within our region of Clare, Cork, Kerry & Limerick, empowering high growth entrepreneurs to drive positive impact. 


Our purpose is to ensure entrepreneurs grow and succeed.

We identify innovative entrepreneurs and provide support and essential business expertise.

Together, we collaborate to prepare founders for investment and growth, unlocking opportunities within our extensive network of partners, fellow entrepreneurs and investors.

Our vision is to unlock the potential within our region, empowering high growth innovators to drive positive impact.



Every year, AxisBIC identifies, selects and develops several high potential start-ups or expansions. At any one time, there are 40 or 50 projects in the pipeline. 85% of start-ups engaging in this integrated process survive after five years, far outstripping the international survival average of 50%. Over the past 35+ years AxisBIC has worked with over 1,000 start-ups, many of whom come back and re-engage.

AxisBIC help start-ups to develop a well-tested business plan that identifies how to harness the opportunity and what funding might be required. Click here to find out more about Raising Investment supports

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What Sets us APART?

Each client facing member of the AxisBIC team has done his/her own startup.

  • AxisBIC is part of a network of 200+ BICs throughout Europe, The European Business & Innovation Centre Network (EBN).
  • AxisBIC is a member and plays an acitve role in EBAN - The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players. AxisBIC hosted the 2022 EBAN Annual Congress in Cork
  • AxisBIC work closely with many organisaions like the Local Enterprise Offices, Enterprise Ireland, Universities, Local Councils and many others that make up the framework of developing a startup in Ireland


Contact AxisBIC today to talk about starting your business and turn your ideas into reality! AxisBIC will supply you with a step by step guide on starting a business.

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