Entrepreneurs Panel

Bobby Healy

Bobby is a member of the Entrepreneurs Panel and our expert on untangling product and engineering challenges. He’s an experienced inventor, investor and technology entrepreneur specialising in travel tech.

Bobby has founded and exited multiple software businesses since he began writing video games for Nintendo at the ripe old age of 17, and now leads Manna.aero where he and his team intend to change the world for the better by creating a ‘Drone Delivery as a Service’ business in Europe and USA. Bobby has run multiple PE and VC backed companies over the last twenty years and is now on his fourth technology start-up as CEO.

He is still an avid computer programmer and a frequent speaker on the international circuit on subjects related to technology in the airline industry and further afield. Famously he gave a TEDx talk on autonomous driving that was out of date five minutes after he gave it.

Advice to entrepreneurs

  • You are right. Keep pushing.

Loves

  • Software development
  • Tech enablement
  • Mentoring
  • Tech team building
  • Product and industry strategy

Weaknesses

  • Too into detail
  • Finance
  • Insomniac