Michael is an internationally experienced business executive blending technical, sales, financial and entrepreneurial skills. He is passionate about the fundamental role of entrepreneurship in building long-term wealth in our economy through the creation of innovative, born global, start-up companies. Michael has an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Ireland and international best practice. He has assisted over 120+ companies attract over €60M in seed investment funding. Michael holds a degree in Applied Physics & Electronics from NUIG and is a first class MBA graduate of the UCD Smurfit School. He is a board member of the GEC (Guinness Enterprise Centre) and of EBAN (The European Business Angel Network). Michael’s strives to provide leadership to a world-class Dublin BIC team supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs.