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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

Group training on Marketing, Sales, Negotiations, Business Plans & Lean Startup in Practice - and New Frontiers - focused on assisting promoters to grow their business.

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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 on key startup business topics- first 3 are CSF Masterclass, New Frontiers and Financial Projections for a local business. 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. Two and a half day programme delivered on behalf of LEO Galway in Spring and Autumn 2019.


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)

(ShowerTidy - 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)


Donncha continues to provide superb support to our startup. He was great to work with in preparing financial projections and a business plan which were needed to secure agreements with a key technology supplier and initial customers in the early days. The time spent on business planning gave us a roadmap for growth - it is not going to be easy and having expert external advice is a great confidence booster! Best regards,

Sean Keogh Card Park Ltd Galway


"Donncha has been invaluable to our start-up journey. His experience and extensive knowledge around business strategy and growth continues to help us greatly. He is extremely approachable and always offers practical advice. As a mentor, he is supportive yet challenges us to think outside of the box! We would highly recommend Donncha to any new business venture"

Clare ColohanGalway Food Company West of Ireland


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