2019

DIGITAL DNA UPSTART

Bringing together top VC and Angel investors, judges and industry experts, this year upSTART, the startup pitch competition at Digital DNA is exclusive to Northern Ireland based startups only and features an all-expenses paid trip to explore the New York tech scene for the winning NI startup!

Apply to pitch and if selected, pitch at Digital DNA 2019 and be in with a chance to become upSTART champion startup for 2019!

18 & 19 JUNE 2019

2019 JUDGES

SIOBHAN CLARKE Partner | Episode 1 Ventures
NAOMI TIMPERLEY Co Founder | Tech North Advocates
NAOMI TIMPERLEY Co Founder | Tech North Advocates
VOLKER HIRSCH Partner | Amadeus Capital
VOLKER HIRSCH Partner | Amadeus Capital
CARL READER #BeYourOwnBoss
CARL READER #BeYourOwnBoss
SAM LOUIS Angel Investment Network
SAM LOUIS Angel Investment Network
Digital DNA UPstart logo 2019

PITCH CRITERIA

  • We are looking for tech and digital Northern Ireland based startups that can demonstrate innovation and high-growth potential.
  • NI based startups that have been trading for 36 months or less.
  • Both proof of concept, pre and post-investment NI startups (under £1.5m) will be eligible to apply.
  • Startups must be able to clearly demonstrate how their innovation will disrupt their marketplace.

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UpSTART

2019

PITCH

Pitch your startup

1 x 2 day pass to Digital DNA 2019

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PITCH & EXHIBIT PACKAGE

Pitch your startup

Two day exhibition space in a dedicated startup zone

4 x 2 day passes to Digital DNA 2019

1-2-1 Investor meetings

1-2-1 Judges and Mentors meetings

Media coverage

Beer and Pizza social

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EXHIBITING

Alongside the opportunity to pitch your startup at upSTART – the startup pitch competition at Digital DNA, startups will have the opportunity to exhibit over the full two days at Digital DNA, at St Georges Market, Belfast on the 18th and 19th June.

UPSTART 2019

EXHIBITING

  • A startup pod to exhibit in the upSTART zone at Digital DNA (1.0m long x 0.5m wide  x 1.1m high)
  • Direct access to an estimated 3,000 visitors and business delegates.
  • Your logo / branding on your pod within the upSTART zone.
  • The opportunity to meet and arrange meetings with investors and corporates.
  • Social media mentions during the event via @iamstartacus and @DigitalDNAHQ
  • 4 x 1 full-access exhibition tickets worth £169 + VAT each.

DO YOU HAVE

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