Aristo, since its inception, has been involved with supporting start-up businesses.
Andrew initially prepared the finalists for the ‘Spark of Genius’ pitch competitions at the first two ‘Web Summits’ in Dublin through pitching skills and executive coaching.
This engagement with the ‘Web Summit’ led to Andrew’s engagement as the Pitch coach for the following Programmes over the years;
- DC Ryan Academy’s Propeller & Female High Flyers Programmes
- Wayra Ireland
- Invest Ni -PropelNI Programme
- Startupbootcamp Dublin
Aristo continues to provide coaching for start-up businesses who are supported by Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin Innovation Hub, Bank of Ireland Start Labs, Accenture FinTech and many more.
Here are some testimonials from some of Irelands most successful start-ups in recent years
Niamh Collins | Director of Programmes & Operations | DCU Ryan Academy
Xeumei Germaine | Founder & CEO | MicroGenBiotech
"Andrew’s help and guidance was instrumental in preparing us for several vital stage presentations we had last year (2014) in New York, San Francisco, Germany, the UK and Ireland. His outside perspective on how we could better tell our story was incredibly useful, it’s easy to forget that internal stories do not always translate well outside the company. His techniques on communicating vital information points have become our default standard for all company communications. We couldn’t recommend him enough"
“I was delighted the way Andrew properly architected our message and helped create a compelling story to convey my message. The most important aspect of presenting I have learned is the need to entertain while telling your story. The process of getting engagement is not something I ever thought about prior to working with Andrew”.
“Coming from an academic background, Andrew has helped us to develop presentations for a business audience. Andrew really helped to transform our pitch into something that caught people’s attention. His advice was invaluable and we very much enjoyed working with him”.