The Venture Academy

The CorkBIC Venture Academy™ 

Tuesday November 27th 

12:00 - 18:00

CorkBIC Accelerator Space

Cork City Council offices, Eglinton St, Cork


At the CorkBIC Venture Academy™ participating companies get real feedback, advice and coaching on their pitch. It is a unique opportunity for early stage startups, SMEs and investors to hear from serial entrepreneurs and investors, as well as seeing pitches from some of the hottest startups & entrepreneurs.

We are currently look for companies who must be actively looking for investment and must have an investor grade business plan.

JOIN the Livestream of Peter Cowley 

We are delighted to partner with EBAN - The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds, and other Early Stage Market to live stream EBAN President Peter Cowley presentation at the CorkBIC Venture Academy Nov 27 at 13:00 (GMT)

Register HERE to join the livestream



We are delighted to be joined by Peter Cowley, President of EBAN, The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players

Peter set up the division of Marshall in 2011 and has remained Investor Director. He is a Cambridge university technology graduate, founded and ran over 10 businesses in technology and property over the last 35+ years.  He has built up a portfolio of over 60 angel investments with 3 good exits and several failures. He is the WBAF Best Angel Investor of the World and was UK Angel of the Year 2014/15. He is chair of the Cambridge Angels and is a fellow in Entrepreneurship at the Judge Management School in Cambridge.  He is a non-executive director of the UK Business Angel Association and on the investment committee of the UK Angel Co-fund.  He has also had 16 years’ experience as chair, treasurer and trustee of the boards of seven charities and is voluntary equity finance chair for the Federation of Small Businesses. 

Since our very first Venture Academy™ in 2009 companies that have participated in the Venture Academies have raised over €12 million in investment.


Once you have filled out the application send it to Fionnuala at before Friday 9th November 2018. As there are only 8 places available to pitch at the Venture Academy™ each application will be reviewed and where necessary interviews will take place as soon as possible. Only companies that have an Investor Ready proposition and are truly investor ready will be selected to pitch at the Venture Academy™.

Click HERE to download an application form



Draft Agenda

The morning session will be a closed session where the 8 pitching companies will get to run through their pitches getting some feedback and advice from a panel.

The afternoon session will be open to invited investors & business leaders


For more information email Fionnuala at


The CorkBIC Venture Academy™ is part of the Growth Pathway Programme supported by:

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