Investor Readiness Supports for Start-Ups in the ICT Sector
Joe Greaney will outline the supports made available by a Quality Accredited EU Businees and Innovation Centre (EU-BIC) tto start and grow a sustainable value-add business. He will also showcase some valuable case studies from the WestBIC client base in the Western and North Western Counties
Joe Greaney is the Director of WESTBIC, the EU Business &Innovation Centre for Irelands Northern and Western Region. Joe is a regular policy contributor at both EU and National level on many aspects of Applied Innovation Support Services in the SME market. He has extensive experience in the Start-Up sector in the areas of strategy, marketing, innovation, finance and business development His other areas of expertise include Transnational Innovation Transfer, Entrepreneurship, Incubation, Private Equity Start-up Capital, the Innovation Process in the SME market and the relevant institutional framework, both in Ireland and in the EU.
Joe is a fluent Gaeilgeoir (Gaelic Speaker) and an accomplished tutor and trainer at both under and post graduate levels (up to post-graduate level at NUI, Galway). He is a Quality Auditor for the EU (DG Enterprise) quality assurance system among BICs across the EU and has delivered innovation relevant technical support to government institutions throughout the EU and outside. He is a former Director and President of EBN, the European BIC Network (www.ebn.be) and a founding Director of the Galway Technology Centre (biggest ICT start Up cluster in the West) and the Irish BICs Seed Capital Fund (Irelands first Fund). He has served two Presidencies of Galway Chamber of Commerce and the Council of Chambers Ireland.