Big News: FounderDating is joining OneVest to build the largest community for entrepreneurs. Details here
Latest Notifications
You have no recent recommendations.

John Geoghegan

Advisor Ireland, IE

Adviser and mentor to startups and growth stage companies.

Adviser and mentor to startups and growth stage companies.

3 vouches

Involved In


5th Generation Media


Greenfield Holdings Limited


Principal Consultant InnovatHive November 2015 - present
Business Coach Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) January 2016 - present
Non-Executive Director & Vice Chairman iCompany January 2013 - present
Innovation Consultant ESB July 2015 - October 2015
Board Observer Exergyn July 2014 - June 2015
Venture Leader NDRC (National Digital Research Centre) September 2010 - June 2015
Masters student Newcastle University September 2009 - September 2010
Member of the Advisory Board Greenfield Holdings Limited September 2009 - April 2010
Business Development Director Telcotec October 2008 - September 2009
Management Consultant Independent April 2008 - October 2008
Vice President of Engineering Arantech October 2006 - March 2008
Managing Director Electus Resources November 2004 - July 2007
Director & Co-founder 5th Generation Media November 2005 - December 2006
Owner-Director Antal International Network November 2004 - June 2006
New Business Development Manager Ericsson 2004 - 2004
General Manager Software Centre Ericsson 1998 - 2004
Various roles :Business Unit Manager, Application System Manager, Project Manager, Course Developer Ericsson 1990 - 1998
Operations Support Manager Cable & Wireless 1984 - 1990
Ops Mngr Batelco 1984 - 1990
Engineer Ericsson 1975 - 1984


Dublin City University 2013 - 2014
University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne Renewable Energy Enterprise & Management (Distinction) 2009 - 2010
Dublin Business School Diploma in Recruitment Practice (Distinction) 2004 - 2005
Recentre- Centre for Sustainable Design, Belgium Sustainable Summer School, Interdisciplinary Design Thinking

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Startups
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

Think John is awesome?
Vouch for them.

Pierpaolo Porta
We worked together  •  Director, Bio Scatter Technologies. Previously Researcher, Tyndall National Institute.
John is a very experienced entrepreneur, having been managing director and co-founder of several companies in the ICT area. His mentorship d ... uring the SeedLab program at the NDRC in 2013 has been highly valuable and determinant to define a winning business proposition able to get market traction from customers.
Donal Scannell
We worked together  •  Founder, Gigstarter. Previously Founder, Scanarama Ltd..
I was privileged to have John as a mentor whilst Gigstarter was being incubated in the NDRC. He's got a great analytic mind, wide knowledge ... across many industries and a real passion for helping people. No matter what hurdle we faced whilst going through the NDRC, John was one of the first people we turned to for advice. This continues beyond that formal process. We meet regularly to catch up and trade notes. I always come away from our meetings with fresh insights.
John McKiernan
We worked together  •  Head of External Collaboration, ESB.
John has an excellent pedigree in both multinational technology innovation (Ericsson) and more recently mentoring lean startup companies at ... the NDRC. We have used his expertise to develop disruptive business models where both creative and disciplined thinking are required in tandem. John doesn't suffer fools but is an awesome technology startup advisor if you can convince him you have a credible game plan?!