Steven O Connell

Associate Director & Programme Manager

Steven O Connell is the Associate Director & Programme Manager & Hustler in Residence for RebelBio.

Cited by Philip Hemme, CEO of Labiotech EU as “European Biotechnologies Biggest Rebel” Steven helps early stage synthetic biology & biotechnology companies develop in Cork, Ireland by running an intensive but rewarding mini-MBA style programme to de-risk these ventures.

He holds a BSc Hons in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology from CIT and an MSc in Biotechnology and Business from UCD & the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Steven has business development experience with startups and established companies giving him a unique perspective on how to help develop early stage biotech startups.

Areas of experience include: marketing, business planning for life sciences, social media, facility design, biotech R&D and lean lab initiatives. Steven is passionate about startups, hackathons, bio-hacking, health & fitness, coding and promoting entrepreneurship in biotechnology.

To date Steven has spoken at the Cambridge University Technology & Entrepreneurship Club’s 2016 Technology Ventures Conference and has been featured in Science Foundation Ireland’s : Smart Futures website.