John Madden

Machine Sourcing Solutions

Course: Agriscultural Engineering

Year of study: 4th year

College: Institute of Technology Tralee

Business name: Machine Sourcing Solutions

Sector: Agriculture

Business idea: To provide a fast, convenient machinery sourcing service to farmers

Plans for September 2019

I wanted to expand my business further, so I decided to get more experience in sales to grow my business in the long term. I sought after a sales job and was happy to get one in November 2019.

Student Inc. Programme Highlights

The workshops were a big highlight they helped you to gain a full grasp on every aspect of your business. I also enjoyed the activities where we mixed with students from UCC and CIT.

Any previous entrepreneurship experience before you joined Student Inc.?

Yes, I was trading for 2 years before entering the programme.

What connections did you make on the programme?

Maria Coakley was the best connection I made, I found her to be a fantastic sales mentor.


What advice would you give to someone thinking of applying to Student Inc.?

If you have the mentality to succeed, you will be successful. You must believe in your business and that you’re capable of developing your business, and you will. Don’t just go through the motions of the programme, throw yourself into it.

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