Furthr delivers a range of accelerator programmes designed by our experienced team of mentors. These accelerators are informed by our deep experience of advising businesses on how to grow and scale, and connecting them with investors since 1998.

Furthr brought the first seed venture fund to Ireland in 1998 and is now operating its 4th venture fund through Furthr VC. Furthr established the Halo Business Angel Network running it from 2006 to 2023. Collectively Furthr has facilitated over €200M of direct private (angel and VC) investment into over 700 companies in this time.

We know what investors think and this deep knowledge and experience informs our programme development.

4 Stages of the Entrepreneurial Journey


Explore & Design

You have the seed of a great business idea. You recognise/have identified a problem that needs solving. You may or may or not have a solution in mind which will solve this problem. You need to develop the ability to analyse the problem in greater depth and to understand the core elements that will shape a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) which you will design and test with key stakeholders in your potential business’s ecosystem. 


Validate & Evaluate

From the discovery you have done in the Explore & Design phase, you will complete your MVP and refine your value proposition and potential business models. You need to develop the ability to robustly test this in market with early adopters, evaluate the market responses to it and adjust/iterate to work towards initial product market fit and a strong V1 of your product/service. You will commence preparing for investor contact.


Launch & Execute

From the validation done in the Validate & Evaluate phase you have validated strong initial product market fit for your product/service and have a strong V1 of your product or service. You are now raising or have raised a seed investment round and are proactively selling your product or service to early customers in your serviceable obtainable marketYou need to build out your core team and optimise your operations. You need to develop compelling investor documentation which will wow investors at due diligence stage. 


Grow & Scale

You have a clearly defined commercial/technical roadmap for your business. You are continually improving your product/service offering and optimising your sales approach. You need to develop your network and operational capability to enable your organisation to grow exponentially and internationally.

Our Accelerators

Explore & Design

Ready, Set, Go Furthr

A one-day pre-accelerator workshop to help ambitious founders get started on the right path, uncovering the fundamentals of the entrepreneurial journey.

This is an interactive and practical insightful one-day workshop led by two of our experienced Furthr consultants.

Apply here.

Validate & Evaluate

Venture Build

The Venture Build programme, delivered over a six-month period has been designed specifically for Enterprise Ireland HPSU clients who are engaged in DeepTech and Life Sciences research. It addresses the key challenges facing them and their team in commercialising their research.

Highlights from Venture Build 2023

Launch & Execute


Prep4Seed is delivered by all 4 Irish BICS (Furthr, South-East BIC, Cork BIC, West BIC) in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland. A 3-month programme designed to support Enterprise Ireland HPSU clients in identifying and delivering critical milestones required to progress their business and raise investment in their seed round. 

Our Impact In Numbers

58 %
of our founders secure 3rd-party funding
331 m+
worth of funding raised with our help
1 +
start-ups in Ireland we have helped secure funding
38000 +
hours of pro bono consulting

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