The Hub is a free-of-charge community platform tailored to the needs of growth startups.

The Hub

The Hub is a free-of-charge community platform tailored to the needs of growth startups. The Hub gives an overview of the Northern Irish and Nordic startup community by providing visibility to all Northern Irish startups. Via the platform, startups can get assistance with their recruitment of talent, connection with investors and access best practice tools (e.g. pitch deck).

Who is
our audience?

The Hub has two main target groups; the first one being growth startups based in Northern Ireland, who are facing various challenges related to scalability. These challenges can be related to recruitment, funding or other insights. You might be looking to expanding your team in order to build or scale your startup, looking for funding, or being in the need of best practice tools such as a pitch deck or employment contract. The Hub has gathered the solutions to those challenges and more importantly made them accessible.

The second main target group is applicants who want to join a startup. It is those who are already a part of the startup ecosystem, students with the dream of becoming entrepreneurs, staff members at more established firms, or anyone else wanting to be part of a startup journey. The Hub is completely free to use for both groups; startups and applicants.

Life is short - join a startup!

Who is
behind the team? is based on a strategic partnership between Danske Bank and Rainmaking. The project has been fueled by Danske Bank’s wish to help Danish companies grow, especially early-stage companies with a global outlook and the ambition to expand fast. Rainmaking is an experienced player in the Danish startup community and therefore a natural partner for the Hub. Rainmaking has felt the need for specific tools to promote growth within their own startups. Furthermore, they know about the challenges of early-stage companies from their accelerator program, Startupbootcamp.

In the rest of the Nordics, Danske Bank and Rainmaking have teamed up with some of the best and most promising local partners such as Nordic Impact in Norway, Maria 01 in Finland and Catalyst Inc in Northern Ireland.

How do I
register my startup?

Are you part of a growth startup and want to be part of our platform? Join today at Create your free startup profile and gain access to all available tools and services on

If you are unsure whether your growth company fits the platform, write a mail to We are more than happy to help with any questions or concern, you might have.

How do I become featured in the Funding section?

As you may have noticed, we operate with a broad definition of funding for startups. Aside from money it can come in the form of knowledge or connecting them to the right collaborators at the right time. If you provide any of that - as an accelerator, incubator, venture capital firm or an independent investor - we would like to learn more about you. Reach out to