Organise GMIT New Frontiers One 2 Ones with Phase 1 Participants
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Organise GMIT New Frontiers One 2 Ones with Phase 1 Participants

As part of the New Frontiers Phase 1 programme in GMIT iHubs, Donncha Hughes, an independent business advisor will virtually meet participants for a One 2 One session to review their draft applications prior to the final Phase 2 application submission on August 6th, 2021  New Frontiers Phase 2 Application – One 2 One As…

What Enterprise Ireland are looking for in a New Frontiers Phase 2 Application in 2021?
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What Enterprise Ireland are looking for in a New Frontiers Phase 2 Application in 2021?

Are you participating on one of the Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers Phase 1 programmes being delivered by the Incubation Centres in the Institutes of Technology in Ireland? If yes, you may have started completing your Phase 2 application form (download pdf) As a trainer over the years on the programmes in WIT, IT Sligo &…

Early Stage Startups – My Inc60 Podcast – From Idea to a Business
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Early Stage Startups – My Inc60 Podcast – From Idea to a Business

I recently met with Clare Carroll of Inc60 to record a podcast about the pre-startup and early stage business journey. The Lean Canvas as outlined in the book Running Lean is an ideal tool at this stage. The 30-minute podcast also discusses Sales, Mentoring, building your Team and supports for business. Thanks to Maria Staunton…

Business Model Canvas for Social Enterprise
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Business Model Canvas for Social Enterprise

The Business Model Canvas is a well-recognised tool for business planning for both Startups and established businesses. This article discusses the tool with specific reference to Social Enterprise citing examples of Irish businesses for each of the nine building blocks. BMC for Social Enterprise As I explained in this LinkedIn Pulse article entitled “Inspiring: Social…

Drop the ‘Lean Startup’ buzzwords please. Promoters, show me the results!
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Drop the ‘Lean Startup’ buzzwords please. Promoters, show me the results!

I am proud to be an advocate of the Lean Startup movement. I have worked with lots of startups to firstly explain the principles and secondly to use the tools. Why – because when I read The Lean Startup, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development, particularly Running Lean and most recently The Lean Entrepreneur, the…