Vicky Costello & Ronan Lynch

Community Rehab

Vicky and Ronan

Course: Vicky Physiotherapy, Ronan Postgraduate Medicine

Year of study: Vicky 2nd Year, Ronan 3rd Year

College: Vicky- University College Cork, Ronan -University of Limerick

Business name: Community Rehab

Sector: Physiotherapy

Business idea: Community Rehab is an online service developed by healthcare professionals who guide and support patients who have suffered from a stroke throughout their rehabilitation journey.

Plans for September 2021:

We plan on making the below progress with our business

  • Domain name, Logo design and register company
  • Website set up
  • Suitable video equipment & upskilling in recording videos and editing content
  • Trial the software with stroke patients & receive feedback for 2-week period

Student Inc. Programme Highlights: 

We found the social activities were a brilliant way to make new connections

Also, the group mentoring sessions were a brilliant ways to receive feedback and to learn from other aspiring entrepreneurs

Any previous entrepreneurship experience before you joined Student Inc.? 

None before Student Inc.

What connections did you make on the programme? 

We made connections with other aspiring entrepreneurs and business mentors which has been brilliant. Also, as we received office space in the Nexus building in the University of Limerick, we met many different entrepreneurs from various backgrounds.

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

To go into the programme with an open mind and be willing to receive constructive feedback on your idea. There will be many tweaks and changes to your business before it goes to market

What was your greatest learning from the programme?  

We learned how to present to potential investors was a huge learning curve. It was brilliant to receive feedback on our presenting skills and how to present our idea in a very concise manner.