Handybook. Undergraduate Awards. WEF Global Shaper.
- New York, New York (Greater New York City Area)
Oisin Hanrahan's Overview
- Co-founder & CEO at Handybook
- Director / Co-Founder at The Undergraduate Awards
- Managing Director / Founder at Clearwater Group Hungary
- Harvard Business School
- London School of Economics and Political Science
- Trinity College, Dublin
Oisin Hanrahan's Experience
Co-founder & CEO
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry
March 2012 – Present (1 year 3 months) Greater Boston Area
Director / Co-Founder
Privately Held; Myself Only; Nonprofit Organization Management industry
July 2008 – Present (4 years 11 months)
The Undergraduate Awards were established to identify recognise and reward the brightest undergraduates on the island of Ireland.
· Successfully established UA as the leading undergraduate awards programme in Ireland. Measures of success include; large number of student submissions, awards presented by President McAleese and recognition by print media.
· Canvassed, lobbied and secured financial and in-kind support from founding partners (including Google, The Irish Times, Higher Education Authority)
· Highlights included introducing Senator Chris Dodd and Sir Peter Sutherland as keynote speakers at UA events.
· Co-founded with Paddy Cosgrave
Managing Director / Founder
Clearwater Group Hungary
January 2003 – Present (10 years 5 months)
Clearwater Group was established to develop high quality residential property in Eastern European cities.
· Successfully completed the acquisition, planning and permitting for four developments and the construction of two of these developments.
· Assembled a network of professionals, local government officials and political supporters, built a core team including an architect, engineer, acquisition agent and project manager.
· Identified suitable development projects, successfully managed site acquisition negotiations.
· Prepared necessary investor documentation and led a successful fund-raising round.
· Successfully completed development of the first block of six apartments through a sub-contractor.
· Managed takeover of sub-contractor’s construction firm during second project, appointed a project manager and team leader to lead construction work. Project was completed.
Partnership; 51-200 employees; Venture Capital & Private Equity industry
May 2011 – March 2012 (11 months) London, United Kingdom
Commercial Director / Co-Founder
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Broadcast Media industry
January 2009 – September 2009 (9 months)
MiCandidate was established to put information on all candidates running in an election in one place online, and to
facilitate interaction between candidates and voters.
· Successfully launched MiCandidate for the European elections in May ’09, attracting over 100,000 page views on its first day and over 1,000,000 over the election campaign.
· Led the team that negotiated and completed media integration deals with blue chip media organisations (including Euronews, The Telegraph, The Independent, RTBF – Belgian State Broadcaster).
· Managed the communications team that ensured MiCandidate was covered by every Irish newspaper on launch day.
· Led the direct sales team that converted over ten percent (250+) of the Irish local election candidates to paid profiles within four weeks of launch.
· Exited to two investing partners. Co-founded with Paddy Cosgrave.
· MiCandidate has now become iCitizen and is expanding its offering to European broadcaste
Oisin Hanrahan's Education
Harvard Business School
2011 – 2013 (expected)
London School of Economics and Political Science
MSc. Finance & Private Equity
2010 – 2011
Trinity College, Dublin
BESS, Business & Economics
2002 – 2007
Entrance Exhibitioner Award, Trinity Scholar & First class honours degree.
2005 – 2005
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