What our members say
John McMahon, 2012
“Every new venture, no matter how innovative, involves a certain amount of ‘reinventing the wheel’, learning stuff and doing things that are already well known and understood. The Nexus Business Programme provides the wheel that allows entrepreneurs to get rolling straight away”.
“If you want to start your business in a garage, that’s fine. If you would rather start in a dream facility where you can focus on realising your company’s full potential then the Nexus Innovation Centre is the place for you”.
Anthony Comer, 2012
“The programme is very well suited to science and engineering professionals who have little experience in commercial business. Access to experienced business mentors is an invaluable aspect of the programme”.
“The Nexus Centre at UL gives embryonic companies a space in which to develop their business in a modern business environment”.
Patrick Cronin, 2012
“The Nexus Innovation Centre is a facility made available to help us as enthusiastic entrepreneurs in developing our business skills through active programmes that assist in taking a conceptual idea and transforming it into an investor ready business plan”.
“The Nexus Business Programme is an informative forum and progression tool for new start-up companies possessing innovative and exciting ideas, instigating a balanced understanding of the migration between a start-up company and personal development”.
Michael Byrne, 2012
“The University of Limerick Venture program is ideally suited to individuals who want to take their fledgling business to the next level. With workshops and intensive individual sessions with industry experts, it pushes the budding entrepreneur from just thinking about their idea to actually making it work”.
“The new Nexus Innovation Centre, with its location on the UL campus and access to the wealth of knowledge and experience in UL itself, is ideally suited for start-up companies”.
Rory Mooney, 2012
"The Nexus programme is providing me with the complete set of tools which are necessary to finally get one of my inventions to the market. Very comprehensive subject matter, addressing the importance of risk reduction on your way to the market. Dragons with real experience in success and failure provide the backbone to the programme".
"Positivity, direction and expert advice are all part of the Nexus Innovation Centre. It's an excellent place to free your mind and make a play for success. A team with real passion and vision drive the fledgling entrepreneur to realising the dream and getting the new idea to market".
George O'Dwyer, 2012
"It's great for Hotel and Heritage Ireland to be a part of the Nexus Programme. A chance to network with the brightest and best in new creative and technology ventures – to test and launch a business idea, with great people to question and be questioned by – and a common interest in getting started".
"The Nexus Innovation Centre at UL is an exciting business start- up resource allowing new ventures to tap into and channel the knowledge, experience and expertise of participants, industry experts and business mentors, with a common interest in fast-tracking them to market readiness".
Fiona Keane, 2012
"One only has to see the curvaceous exterior of the new Nexus Innovation Centre to realise you are entering a world of non-linear thinking. The Nexus programme at UL is a brilliantly challenging new initiative for budding entrepreneurs.
The programme offers huge support and there is an excellent lively and spontaneous dynamic between the course facilitators and the participants where ideas are the currency of the day and you never feel short-change".