Commercial Director, National College of Ireland
Bertie Kelly spent almost 20 years in the Hotel Sector as General Manager of several four-star hotels. During this time, he opened new hotels and worked on the redevelopment of hotels. He attributed much of his success to a family background in hospitality and gained valuable experience growing up in the business.
In 2002 he joined the National College of Ireland to develop commercial revenue streams, which have enjoyed many successes over the years. He has assisted many technology start-up companies in growing and scale their business through his role as Business Incubation Manager. In recent years, NCI has had a number of student projects that went on to become successful spin-out companies, two of which are resident companies in the Incubator.
Bertie enjoys challenges and gets great satisfaction in assisting projects to develop and grow into companies with commercial potential.