Furthr Foundry

Pre-Seed Accelerator

An in-house Pre-Seed Accelerator programme by Furthr, to support early-stage founders with global ambition. The founders will have strong evidence of the potential market demand for their solution. They will have reached a minimum level of validation of their solution through a successful proof of concept and/or MVP launch

Furthr Foundry, is rooted in Furthr’s deep 35 year experience and heritage of supporting over 6000 Irish Startups and direct facilitation of over €200M of seed investment through its venture funds and the creation and management of angel networks in Ireland.

This interactive in-person accelerator programme will test and challenge you and will ultimately provide you with the necessary knowledge, skills and ability to successfully raise your preseed round of funding.

In 2023 Furthr’s Acceleration team worked with 35 companies in preparing their Enterprise Ireland Pre Seed Start fund applications, helping them secure over €3.5 Million in preseed funding. We know what in takes to grow successful startups and secure funding

Programme Structure

Programme Content and Philosophy

What is on offer!

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Best in class in person interactive accelerator progamme, tailored for pre-seed start ups looking to raise their first seed round, and position themselves for later seed rounds.

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We will provide 6 months of dedicated office space for accelerator participants for free at the Guinness Enterprise Centre, Irelands largest single Enterprise Centre.

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Successful entrepreneurs from the startup ecosystem and Furthr’s alumni will share their experience and tips for navigating the early stages of starting up and how they scaled their business.

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Access to a wide range of funding sources – angels, vc’s and other non dilutive sources, based on Furthr’s long experience and central role within the Irish seed investment eco-system

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Connection with Furthr’s partner network of professional experts in legal, finance and IP providing expert direction on how to structure and protect your business for future investment rounds.

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Access to a wide range of startup credits and in kind supports from across the ecossytem

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Following completion of the Furthr Foundry programme, founders will still benefit from the on-to-one support of Furthr’s business consultants to progress on their journey to pre-seed, seed funding and beyond…

Who should apply

Ambitious Irish based founder(s) with:

Application process and Key dates for the first cohort 2024

Applications open: 14th February
Applications close: 5th March
Interviews for pre-selected founders: 6th – 14th March
Announcement of the selected founders: 15th March
Programme start: April

The application is composed of an online questionnaire; you will also be asked to produce a 2-minute video (details and requirements within the application).

The pre-selected founders will be called for an in-person panel interview.

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