IPOready | Learning for CEOs CFOs | Strategic finance

Benefits of the #IPOready programme

Expert ADVICE

Delivers expert advice from leading executives, advisors and investors on accessing strategic finance

INVESTMENT READY

Provides mentors enabling you to get your business investment ready and perfect your equity pitch

NETWORKING

Builds a valuable network of investors, entrepreneurs and corporate advisors for you and your company

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Who can take part in #IPOready

A company can take part in the #IPOready programme if it:

  • is generating revenue > €5 million per annum
  • has a track record of growth and potential to accelerate revenues
  • can commit two C-suite executives (eg Chair, CEO, CFO) to take part
We are taking names of companies interested in our next IPOready programme or who are interested in tailored bootcamps - contact Orla O'Gorman.  

WHAT COMPANIES ON THE #IPOREADY PROGRAMME SAID

“#IPOready was instrumental to our fund raising efforts. It gave us a deep insight into the funding ecosystem and helped us to craft an investor pitch with the correct value proposition for our strategic partners. I would recommend #IPOready to every company looking to raise strategic finance.” 

DAVID WALSH, ceo, netwatch systems

"IPOs are often seen as an option for the big companies - #IPOready dispelled that myth for me. One of the best aspects of the programme was getting the insights of founders who brought their companies to the market and getting their perspective on how it delivered and continues to deliver to their capital needs."

Eoin GOULDING, ceo, integrity360

What does the #IPOready programme deliver

Over three phases #IPOready provides:

  • real-life practical insights from ISE executives, leading plc executives, entrepreneurs, advisors and investors
  • a deep understanding of capital markets, fund raising options and the IPO process
  • knowledge of what being a plc means and why investor relations is important
  • skills in how to scale through acquisition
  • an experienced mentor to guide you during the programme and get your business investment ready
  • support in perfecting your equity story to investors
  • opportunities to pitch your business to potential investors
  • 1-1 meetings with the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) investment team
  • a network of investors, advisors and entrepreneurs

#IPOREADY programme STATISTICS

150

hours

lectures and practicals

100

experts

providing advice and insights

15

investors

hearing your company's story

D Somers induction day IPOready

Phase 1 of #IPOready

6 days

  • Induction day 
  • Module 1 - two days focusing on strategy, acquisition and scaling
  • Module 2 - two days focusing on getting your company investment ready 
  • Pitch to investor panel 
Information and video on Phase 1 - #IPOready 2015 - 2016
Justin Keatinge phase 2

Phase 2 #IPOready

5 days 

  • Module 3 - two days focusing on financing options
  • Module 4 - two days focusing on fund raising and investor relations 
  • Pitch to more investors 
Information and video on Phase 2 - #IPOready 2015 - 2016
IPOready companies with the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) at the NYSE from IPOready programme 2016 on www.ise.ie

Phase 3 of #IPOready

4 days

  • Trip to New York to meet entrepreneurs, investors and advisors
  • Pitch to international investors
  • Graduation day
Phase 3 - NYC - Day 1 - news story #IPOready 2015 - 2016 
Phase 3 - NYC - Day 2 - news story #IPOready 2015 - 2016
Video highlights - #IPOready 2015 - 2016 - trip to New York

Questions? Contact us about #IPOready and IPO bootcamps

 We are happy to answer any of your questions.

Orla O'Gorman, Head of Irish Market at the Irish Stock Exchange, Dublin

Orla O'Gorman

+353 1 6175130

orla.ogorman@ise.ie