Basecamp Boston now open for applications

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An innovative programme for NI companies with plans for expansion in the US

Basecamp Boston is a new initiative designed to forge solid connections between Northern Ireland (NI) businesses and the US to accelerate growth.

Developed by Catalyst, with support from the Department for the Economy, the programme connects NI companies with established experts and experienced executives in the US market - providing the insights they need to scale their business.

Who should apply?

The programme is open to innovation-driven enterprises from NI that:

  • have a product ready to enter the US market
  • are eager to develop a go-to-market strategy
  • have a budget to implement US expansion over the next two years

The ideal candidates would be operating within the following cluster areas:

  • FinTech - including CyberTech, Big Data and RegTech
  • Life Sciences - including MedTech, BioTech and Pharma
  • GreenTech - including AgriTech, Advanced Manufacturing and Renewables

Why apply?

The Catalyst team will work with you to identify your needs and connect you with the appropriate mentors to help you accelerate your path into the US market. Participation may also potentially help you explore specific expansion challenges such as employment needs, market legislation, migration laws, etc. This programme could help you to forge new business partners, access potential investors and provide a platform for product positioning.

How to apply

There is an open call for this opportunity. Businesses can apply online for a chance to participate in Basecamp Boston. Applications close on 23 May 2022.

For more queries on Basecamp Boston, email

First published 18 May 2022