UHack Seminar: An Entrepreneur’s Journey: The road less travelled… - Launceston


Gary McDarby will present an unusual entrepreneurs journey from a very personal perspective.

Start Date

16th Aug 2016 1:00pm

End Date

16th Aug 2016 2:00pm


Level 1, Room 130 Flexible Learning Space, Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, Newnham campus

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An Entrepreneur’s Journey: The road less travelled…

A UHack Seminar

presented by

Gary McDarby


In this talk, Gary McDarby will present an unusual entrepreneurs journey from a very personal perspective, spanning war torn countries in West Africa to Brain Computer Interface labs in MIT. He will endeavour to prove the idea that the inspiration to change the world can begin with anyone, anywhere and at any time.  Throughout the talk he will tell stories that reflect the failed efforts, the frustrations and foiled opportunities in his own story that reflect the entrepreneurial journey more generally. And hopefully, though this effort he will encourage those entrepreneurs interested, to carry on, believe in what they are doing and to ultimately go forward and reach their goals.

About Gary McDarby
Gary McDarby is a technology consultant with a background in Electronic Engineering and Neuroscience. He has a degree in Electronic Engineering (1st Class UCD 1988), a Master’s Degree in Engineering Science (UCD 1995) and an MIT endorsed PhD in Biomedical Engineering (UNSW 2000). He spent four years as Principle Investigator of the MindGames group in MIT Media Lab Europe focusing on technology and Neuroscience. The group was responsible for notable inventions including the relax to win concept – a novel gaming strategy for stress management (now commercialised), Aura-Lingua – a new way of getting sensory information into the brain (now commercialised) and the Cerebus Brain Computer Interface - the first ever wireless, configurable, brain computer interface.

He was project manager for the Irish National Digital Research Centre (2005/2006), and project manager for the successful NCAD bid for PRTLI funding (2007).
He is co-founder and CTO of Fifth Province Ventures - a company that incubates and prototypes innovative ideas in the ICT space. He is a founding director of Camara Education – an organisation that distributes refurbished computers in the developing world. He is the founder of the Liberties Computer Clubhouse - a state of the art technology learning center enabling disadvantaged youth. He is a founding board member of Techspace, a new technology driven initiative to enable and empower youth groups using refurbished technology and Clubhouse pedagogy.