Mr. Michael O'Connor

MICHAEL O’CONNOR started in marine and arctic exploration before specialising in high technology or innovative projects usually involving international growth. Early experience was in manufacturing and sales with Raychem Corporation before co-founding Intepro, a venture capital backed Irish IT start-up where he was responsible for strategy, sales and marketing in Europe and then led the US market entry with several rounds of international venture capital before a successful trade sale. Since returning from the USA he has created many new initiatives with CorkBIC, advised over 300 start-ups and built an angel network doing over 55 deals, raising €25m seed capital. Co-founded StartPlanet Accelerators and co-chairs the EBAN E-Xcelerator. Graduated from Cambridge University in Engineering and holds an MBA from London Business School and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania specialising in strategy and finance. Board member of several companies and interests include governance and building effective Boards. International judge and umpire in the sailing world for major events.

Sectors of Personal Expertise: Food & Beverages / ICT / Life Sciences / Digital Health

raising finance /  market entry /  managing investors & boards

  Cork BIC
Co Cork, Ireland

CorkBIC is a private-sector led organisation, specifically set up to identify & build knowledge intensive companies based on promising technology and capable innovative people. It plays a hands-on role helping entrepreneurs navigate the minefield of raising finance, sorting out business propositions, arranging agreements with shareholders and investors, and, perhaps most important of all, finding customers.


 Organisation Activities
Activity: an advisory or consultancy active in
Technology Sectors: ict / life sciences