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Conor Carmody - Programme Leader

Conor Carmody is an experienced Business leader with over 20 years’ experience both in Ireland and internationally.

Conor was responsible for the development of the Commercial strategy for the successful launch of Meteor Mobile Communications in 2001 .

Following the successful sale of that business Conor was responsible for the development and launch of the eMobile brand for eircom in 2010.

Since 2012 Conor has established his own strategic consultancy company and is working with a number of start-up companies in an advisory capacity and is also working on the development of some technology start-ups in an entrepreneurial capacity.

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Julian Seymour - Peer Group Facilitator

Julian is a proven business development professional with over 18 years international experience in Telecoms, ICT, Cleantech, Education, NGO and FMCG sectors. He has held senior sales roles with Diageo in Germany, Ericsson, Telecom New Zealand and is former Head of Operations for ECDL Foundation. He has also worked as Head of Industry Engagement for The Green Way, Dublin's Cleantech cluster. Julian has a 1st class MSc in E-Commerce from DCU, an honours degree in Marketing also from DCU and post graduate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from UCD's Innovation Academy.

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Heidi Corr - Peer Group Facilitator

With 20 years’ experience in Ireland and internationally, Heidi Corr has built up a strong expertise in growing businesses, and in particular developing successful sales and marketing strategies. Heidi has a deep understanding of the issues facing founders of early stage companies, particularly those that are first to market, and is well positioned to advise in this area. As a founding member of a first to market start-up in the UK, Heidi was responsible for growing turnover to over UK£13 million within a five year period.