Investor Ready Startups & Entrepreneurs get ready to pitch at the 2017 AxisBIC Venture Academy®


The 2017 AxisBIC Venture Academy® is open to all investor ready companies but with a particular focus on the wider security industry including Cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IOT), Health & Bioinformatics, Defence, Critical Infrastructure, Financial Services & Logistics.

Participating Companies will receive clear advice and guidance on how to improve their investor proposition from International Investors & Seasoned Entrepreneurs

The Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch to selected Angel Investors


The Venture Academy will take place on Thursday November 16th 2017 in Cork City Centre.


Key Participants will include:

  • Julian Costley (pictured)  - Former Co-founding CEO of E*TRADE UK, founding CEO Globecast NE, founding MD Computer Channel BSkyB, Country Manager Reuters, now professional angel investor and chairman/NED (recently publsihed How to use Crowdfunding)

  • Boole Investments, one of Ireland's most active angel investment syndicate

  • Companies who have recently raised investment

  • Serial Entrepreneurs who know all too well the importance of investment at the right time from the right source

  • Irish & International Angel Investors 


AxisBIC initiatives including The Venture Academy® have assisted and worked with over 200 companies,  of these 57 have raised funding with the Enterprise Ireland High Potential Start Up fund (HPSU) and a total of €52million has been invested.


The AxisBIC Venture Academy® is supported by Bank of Ireland, Cork City Council and Cork County Council, EBAN (The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players) and Flynn O'Driscoll

2016 Venture Academy® Pitching Companies


For Investor Ready Companies - The AxisBIC Venture Academy® is a unique opportunity for Participating Companies to receive clear advice and guidance on how to improve their investor proposition. Each company will have the opportunity to present to selected Angel Investors, an expert panel of industry specialists and will receive individual coaching sessions.


Download an Application Form


NOTE:  As there are only 10 places available to pitch at the Venture Academy® each application will be reviewed and where necessary interviews will take place as soon as possible. Only companies that have an Investor Ready proposition and are truly investor ready will be selected to pitch at the Venture Academy®.

All Applications must be submitted via email to Fionnuala at before Friday October 20th.


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