The 2024 Venture Academy

The 2024 Venture Academy™
Thursday May 9th
13:00 - 15:30
River lee Hotel, Cork



The Venture Academy™ is a pitching event for High Growth Startup companies seeking investment. 

As well as pitching at the Venture Academy™ participating companies will attend numerous one-to-one and group sessions, along with pitch preparation, getting real feedback, advice and coaching on their Investor pitch from Seasoned Entrepreneurs & Investors. The Venture Academy™ is part of the Growth Pathway Programme which is run by AxisBIC (formerly CorkBIC) with our partners Cork City Council, Cork County Council and EIIS Innovation Fund.


Investors & Seasoned Entrepreneurs - Why Attend the Venture Academy?

  • Hear from some of the hottest Startups & Scaleups pitching
  • Pre-Screened investment opportunities
  • Network and hear from other Investors & Seasoned Entrepreneurs
  • Hear about the newest trends & sectors in Investing
  • Full list of pitching companies to be published in advanced

While attendance is FREE - Registration is Essential


At the Venture Academy™ those selected to pitch will get:

  • Selected companies will be invited to several coaching sessions prior to the Venture Academy where they will get expert advice & feedback on a one-to-one basis from CorkBIC & Investors/Seasoned Entrepreneurs 
  • Group Coaching sessions on raising different types of Investemnt; Angel, VC, EIIS Fund
  • Pitch Preparation Session
  • Real feedback, advice and coaching on their pitch
  • Post event feedback will also be provided
  • Most Investible Business Proposition will be voted by the Audience on the day
  • A unique opportunity to pitch to an audience of Irish and European Investors & Seasoned Entrepreneurs
  • Since our very first Venture Academy™, companies that have participated have raised over €30million in investment

Applications CLOSED on March 28th 




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