“The opportunity to bring the best of Google to start-ups in Ireland and other key markets is incredibly exciting,” Mark McCormick tells The Telegraph. “Access to the right resources and people is critical to start-up success, so I’m excited to be able to share these things with start-ups that need them.”
Mark McCormick became the vice president of Microsoft for Start-Ups, a program launched in 2018 to give start-ups access to Microsoft’s technologies and marketing expertise and allow them to co-sell their products through the company’s global sales force.
Apple Entrepreneur Camp is specifically designed for organisations founded and led by women, and dedicated to helping entrepreneurs as they work on the next generation of cutting-edge apps. The camp offers a hands-on technology lab, one-on-one code-level guidance from Apple experts and engineers as well as mentorship, inspiration and insights from top Apple leaders. After the lab concludes, participants get ongoing support and become part of a growing community of exceptional alumni who can help create and build businesses.
Coca Cola Founders Program – First, we partner with experienced entrepreneurs around the world. Then we immerse them in the power of Coca-Cola — our relationships, resources, and reach — before they create a start-up. Together we focus on big problems lots of people have. Using lean start-up methods, they grow the start-up with Coca-Cola as the lead backer. Once the business model is proven, Coca-Cola becomes a minority shareholder. We collaborate from the very start to create more speed, more scale, and more impact.
“My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had — everyday I’m learning something new.”