In a recent episode of Nationwide, Newry man Tommy O\'Gorman tells us all about his life experiences and his further life ambitions. The programme focuses on Tommy\'s success and how he plans to give back to the community.
From his humble beginnings in Newry, Tommy has soared to the top of his respective field. He tells us all about his work life, successes and shares some tricks of the trade that seen him buy shares in a company for £1, which he eventually sold for £7.5m!
What is the Generation Innovation Programme?
Tommy O\'Gorman and Jim Finnegan (CEO of Workflow Management Software Company FIELDMOTION Ltd) have spearheaded a programme in conjunction with Northern Ireland\'s Science Park, fittingly titled the "Generation Innovation Programme". This programme will give young entrepreneurs the unique chance to progress their own start-up business throughout July and August.
Joining Tommy on the programme is Jim Finnegan, a long time friend of Tommy, Newry native and a successful entrepreneur. Earning his fortune in Mobile Communications and now Workflow Management Software, the Generation Innovation Programme was something of great interest to him.
Of the 40 entries, 6 have been short-listed and awarded a bursary of £2,000 with mentoring to further their attempt at getting their start-up off the ground. By September, the successful candidates will be given the chance to pitch against each other for a £10,000 prize to develop their business further. On top of this prize, the overall winner will receive a full year of mentoring.
Read all about the Generation Innovation Programme here