Meet the Team: Jenni Timony

New Frontiers Programme Manager, Sligo & Letterkenny

Where are you from and how did you get here?

I’m a lifelong entrepreneur and have been a trainer on New Frontiers for the past five years. I have been a lecturer in digital marketing as well as a consultant and mentor for start-ups.

What is it about business and start-ups that so interests you?

I come from a family of entrepreneurs and became self-employed at the age of 18, so start-ups are in my DNA! They interest me because life as a start-up or working with start-ups is never boring. Every day usually brings new learnings and new discoveries. Seeing start-ups on the New Frontiers programme make progress, achieve milestones and launch their businesses is motivational in itself!

When did you become a New Frontiers PM and what inspired you to become one?

I started this role in early 2018. I am standing in for Michelle Connolly – the ‘real’ PM – who will return in early 2019. Michelle inspired me as she is a brilliant PM who has started and grown New Frontiers in IT Sligo and LYIT since 2012.

What do you feel are the qualities you bring to the role?

I think I bring a deep understanding of the mindset of an entrepreneur as well as the challenges that start-ups face. Hopefully, I bring a dash of wisdom as someone who has had successes and failures in business.

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