Management Training

Finance4Growth (Medtech)


This particular programme sets out to educate entrepreneurs of the Medical Technology industry on the various funding avenues, mechanisms and structures that exist in our country to enhance innovation and promote and build SME’s

“It was hugely beneficial. You get used to looking at accounts, but this gave you a fresh insight of what banks look for. I got excellent advice from my mentor. I now know what I need to submit with my accounts to tell my business story. I would highly recommend it.” Diarmuid Everard, Printcom

“It was completely confidential and I got great advice from him about business plans that I have for the future - it's great that the mentoring is specific to your business, so you get to decide what you want to cover in those sessions.” Jim Wolfe, Wolfe Cycles

Content includes

What does it involve?
A two day training course with two 2 hour one-to-one mentoring sessions.
The programme is highly subsidised at a rate of €250 (plus VAT @23%).

What will I learn?

  • The 4 drivers of business success – what investors really want to know about your business
  • How to communicate your business story to investors
  • Sources of finance relevant to the stage of business development
  • The issues that influence the overall decision of lenders/investors
  • Key steps in the credit application process

Medtech sector case studies will be used and delegates will learn from the experience of Medtech entrepreneurs who have built successful companies in Ireland.

Panel discussion with:

John Power, CEO, Aerogen

John Power, CEO of Aerogen, has been a founder or co-founder of several technology start-ups his last three being in the life-science sector. Mr Power has held executive level positions in R&D, Operations, Sales and General Management in both the SME and multinational environment and as both a business and technology innovator he holds many commercialized International patents in products ranging from robotics to life-support ventilation.

He holds an MBA from Oxford Brookes University, and as an Adjunct Lecturer at National University of Ireland, Galway Mr Power guest lectures on his core business interests of Innovation Strategies and Technology Entrepreneurship. He is a member of the Board of the Irish Medical Device Association and the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology.

Barry Comerford, CEO, Cambus Medical

Barry Comerford co-founded the Spiddal based medical device company with John Farragher two years ago. Barry has more than 15 years’ experience in the medical device manufacturing industry.Cambus Medical provides advanced microcomponent solutions to manufacturers of minimally invasive surgical devices such as balloon angioplasty catheters and stent systems. Comerford grew up in Hollywood, Co Wicklow before moving to Galway in 1988. He graduated at the top of his class from the Irish Army apprentice school and holds an MBA from the National University of Ireland Galway.

Who should attend

Medtech SME's entrepreneurs of the Medical Technology

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Finance4Growth (Medtech)

Training Days

2 Days

Training Location

Available nationally, based on demand

Course Cost

IMDA Skillnet Member: €308
* Cost quoted per person

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