Bernadette is the Manager of DIT Hothouse Incubation Centre. She holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from Trinity College Dublin and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations from DIT. Bernadette is an experienced and resourceful manager with a proven background in enterprise development. With over 15 years experience of supporting and advising early stage companies around key business development areas, Bernadette has an in-depth understanding of the issues facing start-up companies. As the Incubation Centre Manager, Bernadette is responsible for the delivery of a range of support services to approximately 30 innovative start-up companies per year, as well as assisting an ever-expanding network of over 300 ex-participants.
Bernadette is a former Board Member of the Dublin City Enterprise Board and Technology Innovation International, a European network of technology transfer and innovation specialists.