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.


CLICK HERE TO Read about the 8 Pitching Companies


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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