Finance your ambitions with IPOready


IPOready Ireland

IPOready is a leadership programme for executives looking to enhance their skillsets for scaling their companies and raising strategic finance. Financing is the fuel for scaling your business and IPOready is designed to give you the skillset to do this.
The programme assists executives to get their company funding ready, to understand the sources of funding available and to perfect their investment pitch.
IPOready is part of Euronext’s pre-IPO product offering and incorporates two modules in a European campus setting and three modules held locally. This programme is currently available to non-listed companies in Ireland with the support of our local partners Enterprise Ireland and ISIF.

IPOready is delivered through a combination of seminars, one-to-one mentoring, European campuses, and pitch days. The content is provided by entrepreneurs, business leaders and committed partners from the financial industry: investment bankers, brokers, investors, auditors, lawyers, financial communication and investor relations experts.

See here the latest module plan for IPOready Ireland. Up to 12 companies from Ireland are eligible to participate in the next programme.


IPOready participants will gain:

  • real-life practical insights from Euronext executives, leading listed company 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
  • opportunities to pitch your business to potential investors, both domestic and international
  • an experienced mentor to guide you during the programme, get your business investment ready and perfect your investment story
  • 1-1 meetings with the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) investment team
  • a network of investors, advisors and entrepreneurs

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

  • has a track record of growth and potential to accelerate revenues
  • can commit two C-suite executives (eg Chair, CEO, CFO) to take part

How to apply

Applications for this edition are closed. But you can get notified when the next round of applications opens by taking this pre-IPO programmes eligbility survey.  

What entrepreneurs think of IPOready

Some testimonials from companies that participated in IPOready

Sharon Cunningham
The opportunity to work closely with an experienced mentor to perfect our corporate presentation and pitch to investors was timely and very useful. We obtained invaluable advice in terms of preparing our finance function and systems ahead of a transaction and built a strong network of like-minded business leaders and expert advisors.
  • Sharon Cunningham
  • CEO
  • Shorla Oncology
Dervilla Mullan
IPOready helped accelerate our growth plans. We learned valuable lessons from top class advisors and our fellow programme participants. Our approach to strategic finance and overall company ambition have benefited directly.
  • Dervilla Mullan
  • Chief Product Officer
  • NewsWhip
Barbara McGrath
IPOready was a great experience – the networking, mentoring and quality and choice of speakers gave huge insights to the world of strategic financing options in order to scale your business. A very insightful and thoroughly enjoyable course which I would highly recommend.
  • Barbara McGrath
  • Managing Director
  • Brightwater
Barry Napier
IPOready was a fantastic journey for both our CFO (David) and I. We collaborated with the best scaling companies in Ireland and were introduced to some of the international capital markets ecosystem. The mentors and speakers were excellent, which led to great open conversations with some great insights and guidance. Overall it was extremely worthwhile programme that I would encourage other scaling Irish companies to explore.
  • Barry Napier
  • CEO
  • Cubic Telecom
Jim Joyce
IPOready was a pivotal programme of thought provoking events. We had a chance to interact with an impressive class of entrepreneurs, financing and public market experts. The impressive Euronext team collated these experts into a community that clearly want Irish companies to succeed. It is a must attend for any fast growing company. It goes well beyond IPO preparation, bringing us unique insights into building a high impact, long term focused, and profitable company in Ireland.
  • Jim Joyce
  • CEO
  • Health Beacon
Frank Madden
Participating on IPOready gave us the opportunity to think about our company, why we exist and why we can be more relevant in the future. The course and the experience gave us a chance to play in the big leagues and create a valuable network. It has increased our ambition and ability to scale our business. It was the most worthwhile thing I did in years.
  • Frank Madden
  • CEO
  • Crest Solutions
Richard Kennedy
It was time incredibly well spent. You get to meet businesses outside your sector, you make new friends. It was incredibly impactful and practical in that it gives you a physicality to how you look to raise funds and you then have the opportunity to discuss the options and follow through. For us it was brilliant at the time and it continues to have an impact on our business.
  • Richard Kennedy
  • CEO
  • Devenish Nutrition
David Walsh
IPOready was instrumental to Netwatch in our fund raising efforts. It gave us a deep insight into the funding ecosystem and fund raising process. The modules focusing on pitching to investors 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


Niall Jones

Niall Jones

Head of Listing - Ireland & UK

+353 87 266 1888

Adam Bohill

Adam Bohill

Business Development Associate

+353 (0)1 617 5163

Antony Lacken - Euronext

Anthony Lacken

Business Support Executive

+353 87 416 3836