John Phelan
Business Consultant and Investment Advisor

With a string of successful start-ups behind him, both in Ireland and abroad, John has substantial personal and professional experience starting and developing businesses. In his role with Dublin BIC, John advises emerging companies on business planning and modelling, strategy development, preparation for investment, access to finance and successful execution. John is widely recognised for his specialism in the creative industries, including media technology, new media, games and animation, as well as software and ICT sectors. More recently he has engaged in early stage research (Assessment of Technology Gateways) the food (Foodworks) and Space (ESA) technology sectors. At Dublin BIC, John has been very involved with clients such as Storyful, Betapond, Benetel and Brown Bag Films.On behalf of Dublin BIC, John manages the Irish national Halo Business Angels Partnership and has overseen the investment of €40 million in over 100 companies.

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  Dublin BIC
Dublin, Ireland



Dublin Business Innovation Centre (Dublin BIC) is a public-private business support organisation. We work with state agencies and private sector investors to support entrepreneurs as they build the next generation of successful Irish businesses. For 25 years, Dublin BIC’s business consultants have shared their first hand experience, considerable knowledge, resources and passion to the benefit of many of today’s business leaders. As well as helping to develop investor ready companies and providing access to funding, Dublin BIC advises companies on business planning and development; provides best in market incubation space; and creates platforms for entrepreneurs to develop their skills and networks. Dublin BIC combines EU and Government funding via Enterprise Ireland and private funding and support through private and angel investors.

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