Martin is the founder of Nasal Medical, who produce anatomically designed devices to aid healthy breathing. Their products include a range of nasal filters which alleviate the effects of pollution, seasonal allergies, snoring and sleep apnoea.
Martin O’Connell: What It Means to Win the 2016 AIB Start-Up Academy
For Martin O’Connell, the weeks since being crowned the 2016 AIB Start-up Academy champion have been a bit of a blur: “The reception we’ve received since winning has been, can I say mental? We’ve received calls, texts, emails and messages on Facebook and Twitter. And I still have hundreds of them to get back to,” he laughs.
Martin’s own newfound stardom aside - his company, Nasal Medical, is also reaping the benefits of the win. He adds: “The company’s really thrived. We set up an e-commerce site through the Academy and that’s gone really well so far. In the last two weeks, we’ve got a lot of sales. So I’m hoping to keep that going for the future”.