Fiona Neary, Innovation Start up Manager, University of Galway
Fiona is a University of Galway graduate with 30 years' experience in business and academic environments. Previous positions include corporates Medtronic and Nortel Networks before moving to the University 20 years ago supporting industry and academia in engagement and start up activity.
Extensive experience in the acceleration of new business ideas from early-stage research to market ready opportunities as a coach and mentor to the entrepreneurial community. Design and deliver impact accelerators advancing innovation, validating the business opportunity, applying for grants to support innovations and getting the right investment to progress. Facilitate company formation emerging from the university with business plans, fund-raising, identification of management teams and strategic business models to help scale and grow the startup community on campus and in the region with Investor ready propositions.