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Based in Galway - working with clients across Ireland.

working with you to help you start up and grow your business

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Business Training

In-person and virtual (Zoom) group training on Marketing, Sales, Negotiations, Business Models, Value Proposition, Business Plans & Lean Startup plus New Frontiers

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One to One Support

Strategic and practical guidance towards starting and growing your business - to include preparation of marketing, sales, and investor ready (HPSU) business plans, and financial projections.

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Online Training

Video-based online training programmes - first 5: Pitching (Free); Writing Your Business Plan, Financial Projections, Competitive Start Fund, and New Frontiers. Directs to my Thinkific site.

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Business Advisor - Lean Startup Expert

Donncha's 'Startup Business Planning Jigsaw' uses tools from lean startup books to guide early stage entrepreneurs on their journey from concept to market launch and plan to scale internationally.

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Tender Document Consultant

Donncha has worked with a range of service providers to win procurement contracts from State funded organisations in Ireland. Process includes: tender strategy, document creation and personnel upskilling.

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Guide to Self Employment

A Guide to Self Employment in Ireland 2017 - identifies and briefly addresses 24 key issues when starting out as a sole trader, freelancer or contractor - to include: Registration, Taxation, Website and Marketing

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Galway Digest

Donncha co-curates Startup Digest Galway collating startup news and entrepreneur events into a Google Calendar and regular email update for Galway - part of the Global Startup Digest Initiative with Digests in Dublin, Cork and Limerick.

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WordPress Trainer

Donncha provides Group and One to One WordPress Training – create a modern responsive branded website to promote your business. Three day programme delivered on behalf of LEO Galway.


Pro Bono Mentoring

Donncha is a member of the Advisory Board of Bizmentors - a initiative of SCCUL Enterprises - a structured mentoring programme offering Pro Bono Access to Business Expertise and Wisdom in Galway City and County.


What our happy clients say

Just wanted to say thanks for everything. Had the final review with EI today and they were very happy and said that the business plan was brilliant. A lot of that was thanks to you. Just a few days ago we also received word that we have being offered investment from the Competitive Startup Fund. Thanks for everything Donncha, definitely one of the best mentors that I have had to date and am very happy with the business plan that I have because of you.

Sean Mc Garry (LinkedIn)

(ShowerGem - New Frontiers Phase 2 Participants IT Sligo 2016/17)


Donncha has been absolutely crucial to my business journey with Allergy Lifestyle. Donncha provided mentoring and invaluable strategic advice and guidance from start up, through the Lean Start up Programme, New Frontiers, CSF and HPSU. I would have no hesitation in recommending Donncha as his expertise, skill sets and ability to work through any problems in a professional, competent manner would be an invaluable asset to any start up.

Anne Walsh Allergy Lifestyle Castlebar, County Mayo.


We were fortunate enough to engage with Donncha through Enterprise Ireland’s New Frontiers Programme in LyIT. As ‘newbie’ business owners, Donncha’s business mentoring and guidance was instrumental in helping us establish our start-up venture. In the space of a few months, his expert commercial advice brought us from an early stage business idea to securing funding and private equity investment to include CSF support from Enterprise Ireland. Our idea is now becoming a reality! Donncha, thank you so much for all your help, advice and encouragement through our journey so far. We certainly wouldn’t be in the position we are now if it wasn’t for you and we hope to continue working with you well into the future.

Ken Doherty and Gillian Doyle Cerebreon Technologies Ltd (County Donegal)


I first met Donncha through a GMIT Graduate Entrepreneurship programme just before we launched the business in 2015. He encouraged us to get started - he helped as we pulled together the initial business plan and financial projections. We keep in regular contact and Donncha has assisted at intervals to update our plan and to prepare for Pitches and Enterprise Competitions to include IBYE and the LEO National Enterprise Award which we won in 2019.

Michael Dyer, Joint Founder Clean Cut Meals (County Galway)

Clean Cut Meals

In 2019, Youth Work Ireland Tipperary engaged Donncha following a tender process, to undertake a feasibility study of a proposed social enterprise to be located in Thurles. We were impressed with the process and the output - an interim report and a final written report which provided the information required by Executive Management and the Board to make a decision on this project. The work plan included market research, stakeholder engagement, and development of a plan incorporating Operations, Personnel and Finance to include set up costs.

Donal Kelly Youth Work Ireland Tipperary (YWIT) (Thurles, Cashel & Tipperary Town)

Youth Work Ireland Tipperary

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