Endorsements for Donncha Hughes

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Testimonials from LinkedIn

“I have had the privilege of having Donncha as a New Frontiers and Enterprise Ireland mentor. Donncha has a broad range of skills which helped support and advise our business from early product-market fit stage right on to delivering our product into the hands of customers. I highly recommend Donncha as he brought incredible insight, intuition and experience and delivered this in such a practical way it was hugely beneficial !.”

— Glenda Hahn, Co-founder Hygiene Audits IPC Software
November 2019

“Donncha was the man who guided a group of us through the Lean Start-up Business Canvas process as part of the New Frontiers 2015 programme at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. His input has been invaluable in helping me to iron out the creases on my current project, and forcing me to think ‘problem and pain’ first rather than rushing to the ‘solution’. I learned a great deal and Donncha brought energy, enthusiasm and business acumen to the programme”

— Liam Horan, Mine Host at The Horan Stand
April 2015

“Donncha facilitated the Lean Startup Programme for early start-up businesses in the IiBC GMIT Galway/Castlebar. The course content was excellent, practical and relevant. I found Donncha approachable, helpful and knowledgeable. He gave lots of additional, much-needed advice outside of course days and I would highly recommend his services for any start-up business.”

Anne Walsh, Owner Director, Allergy Lifestyle Ltd,
January 2013

“I found Donncha to be very knowledgable and highly experienced when it came to helping me with my business plan. Not knowing where to start, I found Donncha’s input invaluable when it came to turning the seeds of an idea into a viable proposition.” 

Kevin Esson, Henry Higgins School of Communications hired Donncha as a Business Consultant in 2011

“Donncha gets to grips very quickly with a diverse range of sectors and comes up with innovative solutions to problems. I always came away from our meetings with new ideas, new contacts and a renewed sense of excitement about the possibilities of my own project. I highly recommend working with Donncha to give your business a fresh set of ideas and the planning and tools required to execute them.” January 16, 2012

Martina Skelly, Yellow Schedule hired Donncha as a Business Consultant in 2011

“I have the pleasure of recommending Donncha and I have had the pleasure of working with Donncha for the last two years. Donncha is the manager of the Enterprise Acceleration Centre at the Limerick institute of Technology whilst I managed the LEAP programme. Donncha’s skills in marketing, organisation, facilitating have made my job run successfully through a tough time for new business start-up. Donncha’s knowledge is invaluable to anybody wishing to bring a concept to a full blown business in this difficult climate.” March 9, 2009

Graham Royce, Manager Limerick Enterprise Acceleration Platform LEAP worked with Donncha at Limerick Institute of Technology for 3 years.

 “Donncha was thoroughly professional in his dealings with us. You felt he always wanted what was best for us his clients and he presented many innovative solutions to challenges we faced during a 12 month program. I have no hesitation in recommending Donncha.” March 19, 2009

John Shanahan, LEAP Programme Participant when working with Donncha at Limerick Institute of Technology.

 “Donncha provided excellent assistance to us in the earliest days of ResourceKraft. He has always been imagnative in finding ways to help move our business along.” May 27, 2010

Liam Relihan, Founder and CTO, ResourceKraft Ltd when working with Donncha at Limerick Institute of Technology

 “Donncha managed the Enterprise Acceleration Centre at LIT (funded by Enterprise Ireland) for 4 years. The EAC has developed into the leading 3rd level incubation facility in the region, creating new entrepreneurs and much-needed new employment. Donncha has been instrumental in making this happen and in raising the profile of the EAC.” June 4, 2010

Maria Hinfelaar, President, Limerick Institute of Technology managed Donncha indirectly at Limerick Institute of Technology

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