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Donncha Hughes

Donncha, an independent Business Advisor based in Galway, has provided mentoring to high potential startups for over 10 years on behalf of Enterprise Ireland. He is also a mentor with LEOs in Mayo and Galway and Bizmentors 

Graduating from NUIG with a B.Comm and a Masters in Marketing, Donncha worked with IBEC for 7 years before taking up a role in Limerick Institute of Technology as Incubation Centre Manager and then setting up his own startup consultancy in 2010.  

Functional areas of expertise include marketing, sales, business plans, financial projections, tenders and fundraising to include grant applications. His strong area of interest is business strategy to include value propositions and lean startup methodology.  

Donncha is an active blogger as it facilitates staying up to date with the latest issues; Brexit and Covid 19 being the big issues in 2020. He has also written several posts for the New Frontiers blog – Enterprise Ireland’s national programme for entrepreneurs. Donncha provides training to several of these programmes around the country to include IT Tralee, DKIT, Waterford IT, TU Dublin (Blanchardstown) and of course GMIT.   

Donncha has published 6 online training programmes to include a masterclass on applying for the Competitive Start Fund, Pitching, Writing a Business Plan, and completing a Lean Canvas for your Startup.  

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