We will help you accelerate your growth and reach your global ambitions.

We are a community of tech entrepreneurs who have the vision of expanding your innovation into new markets.

Who do we help?

Tech Businesses

We specialise in working with innovators in the areas of Medtech, Agtech, SAAS, Animation, AI, immersive and emerging technologies. Our aim is to provide access to the expertise and connections you need to take your business to the next level

West of Ireland

We have a regional remit to focus on retaining talent and innovation in the West of Ireland. We want to grow the number and quality of tech jobs in the area and feed into a healthy eco-system where businesses can thrive on a global stage.

If you are a tech business in the West of Ireland and have an ambition to take your business to the next level, then we are here to support you!

Access to Global Experts

Education

Scaling a business is hard. It requires different skills at different stages of your growth. As you scale you need support around talent acquisition and retention, funding and accessing new markets. We are creating bespoke training for our members that are tailored around these challenging areas that you and your staff can use to make your scaling process a little bit easier!

Funding

We know that you need to fund your journey and we are building our connections with investors and funds around the world to give you visibility of the money that is available to your business. We will keep you up to date with the latest funding that is available to your business.

Network

If it takes a village to rear a child, then it certainly takes a network to grow a scaleup! We are building connections globally with experts in the area of scaling. We also are dedicated to connecting you to the right people for your specific business. Our Outreach Manager will work with you to connect you to the organisations or individuals that you need at the different stages of your business.

Creating Space to Grow

As your business scales you may need office space to house your growing team. Platform94 offices give you access to scale-up space in the heart of Galway city.

We provide a range of office sizes to choose from. You have access to fully Serviced facilities that include:

  • High Speed Broadband
  • Onsite Business and IT Support
  • Meeting and Training Rooms
  • Full time receptionist
  • Privacy booths
  • Onsite café
  • Free parking

Our space allows knowledge sharing, connections, growth, and collaborations.

It is perfect for scaleups who need full time or remote working space for your team. It also houses Multinationals looking to set up base in the west, but need to build the team without committing to long-term leases or excessive spaces.

This mixture of large and small operations provides the perfect environment for shared ideas and learning for all.

Access our Training Programmes

Platform94 training programmes give you the ability to up skill at the different stages of growth and access to the experts in the field of scaling. Below outlines some of the programmes we are currently running with our members:

01Get Investor Ready Clinics

These clinics are designed to help you become Investor Ready and inform you of the pitfalls and tips to navigate the funding journey – from Seed funding to Series A, from government supports to Angel Investors, at Platform 94 you will have access to funding supports to suit your needs and growth plans.

02Innovation Exchange

Platform 94 was announced as a Western regional partner for the Innovation Exchange program. The Innovation Exchange is an innovation marketplace initiative where large corporates facing challenges with innovation and digital transformation relate to scaling technology companies with the necessary skills and expertise to help them solve their challenges.

SMEs get access to a qualified sales pipeline, marketplace intelligence, and a pitching opportunity with key decision-makers from corporate partners.

We are now recruiting digital transformation solutions providers, please check out theinnovationexchange.ie or to find out more please e-mail Noreen Conway at noreen@theinnovationexchange.ie.

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03West/NthWest International Scaleup Programme

This unique professionally accredited 12-week programme is designed for CEO’s , Founders and CFO’s. It is aimed at businesses with turnover greater than €500k whose ambition is to scale their business outside of Ireland and that have a product or service that can be replicated internationally.

Peer to peer and individual one to one mentoring and practical learning will equip high potential companies with the skills, instruments, and passion to grow overseas as fast as possible.

A key feature of the programme is an International market visit and exposure to live events and support towards getting business overseas and building an international network.

If you are interested in hearing more please reach out to us via email brian.muldoon@platform94.ie or noreen.conway@platform94.ie

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Platform 94 Launchpad Series

The Launchpad series is integral to our mission to accelerate and nurture businesses at the scale-up phase. The Platform 94 Launchpad series runs once every 2 months and will bring quality speakers and topics to our members ranging from Funding Advisory, Preparing and Perfecting your Pitch, VC Do’s and Don’t’s, Talent Attraction and retention, Marketing for success and Get Export Ready. We hope to bring together like-minded entrepreneurs allowing for a collaborative environment to be nurtured.

Contact our Client Scaling Manager Brian Muldoon, brian.muldoon@gtc.ie for further information on any of the above programs.

Address:

Platform94, Mervue Business Park, Galway, Ireland, H91 D932.

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