SmartStart selects high potential emerging and growing businesses and accelerates these through mentorship, executive development and angel investment through the SmartStart syndicated angel network.

support and mentorship

We coach our founder teams to develop their capabilities to lead world class businesses. We bring our clients to a global stage through our presence in Ireland, Israel and East Coast America. Our network of experienced business development mentors can generate overseas sales and business development opportunities. Throughout this partner based approach our clients are mentored and supported by a team dedicated to growing your business.

All of this is made possible through smart investment from our syndicated angel network. As well as having the financial capacity to fund your business our syndicates also have extensive business acumen, experience and network to help you accelerate your business.

-- access to capital --

We have gathered coached and counselled successful founders to the point where upon they have had their own exits they want to reinvest in the startup community SmartStart angel syndicates access your startup from our SmartBase and SmartStart clients thus ensuring that investable clients have been qualified, vetted and are in long-term relationships with the organisation. This relationship loop ensures sustainable, qualified deal flow.


Access our angel network and that all-important early money through our Spark Challenge program which works with entrepreneurial teams that have technically and commercially validated concepts (typically post accelerator stage). Our final stage interventions encourage these teams towards investor readiness.


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How have you heard about SmartStart?


“It is a battle to make it into the SmartStart process but once you get in you get the very best training available anywhere and they get a good look at you and your company and it gives them an insider’s look at whether to invest and when. I can safely say there is no team anywhere with the savvy and connections of SmartStart.”

Siobhan Matthews,
SCF Processing

“The depth of the technical support and levels of attention are sensational. These guys know how to help a start-up grow.”

Alex Jurovitsky,
Bio Protect