‘HopeSpace was delighted to be connected with Luke Watts (IT Biz Mentor) as an adviser to us on IT related matters while we awaited the services of a permanent resource.
Luke was very accommodating with regard to his available time. He certainly had all the technical information that helped guide us even with areas that were even outside of his remit. He was excellent at ensuring that I understood all the information that he provided.’Pauline Joyce
‘I visited the SCCUL Enterprise Centre in Ballybane recently and I was really impressed with the entire operation. The commitment, energy and enthusiasm shown by everyone involved in this initiative is second to none. The Bizmentors Programme is a fantastic resource in the city and it provides a really valuable service to people starting out in business. Everyone who takes the very courageous step of starting a new venture needs proper support and advice and the mentoring programme provides exactly that, and on a pro-bono basis. I couldn’t praise this programme highly enough and I am very proud of the fact that it began in Galway.’Derek Nolan Former TD
‘The Bizmentors programme has provided us with the much needed support and expertise that has allowed our business to flourish and grow since our first meeting over two years ago. While we recognised that we didn’t have all the answers, being able to access some of the leading business people in the region has been unbelievable and it has given us the tools to really push forward to bigger and better things. I would highly recommend any small business to get in touch and avail of the fantastic service provided by this organizations. You won’t regret it!’David Noone
‘The Bizmentors programme is remarkable in many respects, not least because of the high calibre of the mentors involved. However, this is an exceptional programme primarily because it is run by people in the community for other people within the community. It’s a sharing of expertise, along with emotional support, across a community and has a significant social inclusion dimension to it. The resulting sense of a ‘community of entrepreneurs’ compensates in no small way for what can otherwise be a sometimes lonely, isolated and daunting pursuit.’Dr. Emer Mulligan
‘We found the Bizmentors programme invaluable. It was structured enough to be able to plan on doing it in a working day but also flexible enough to arrange a time that suits you both.’Robert