Maria Staunton is the Manager of GMIT iHubs in Castlebar, Co Mayo. Maria is responsible for providing consultancy and advisory services to start-ups located at iHubs, and marketing the centre to future residents. Maria has previously served as a Marketing Executive at Ireland West Airport Knock (IWAK) and European Projects Coordinator at Moy Valley Resources Centre in Ballina. In 2012 Maria obtained a masters by research in Regional Innovation Systems from GMIT. Maria is a cofounder of Inc60™.