Manna Drone Delivery

Founders: Bobby Healy
Number of Staff: 40
Start Date: 2019-06-01
Tell us what your business does?
Drone Delivery of retail products, pharmacy, hot food and coffee – as a service.
Where did the idea for your business come from?
Sitting in my back garden – wanting a bag of chips – and wondering why Deliveroo and JustEat don’t deliver to suburbs.
Have you always wanted to run your own business?
What planning did you do before you started up?
About 6 months of refining the idea, as well as details around the execution. Lots of research into what skillsets would be important to hire for. Studying the dynamics of the venture market.
Which entrepreneurs do you admire?
The Collisons. Larry and Sergey.
What challenges have you faced and how have you overcome them?
Funding! For such a crazy idea, it’s hard to convince people there’s a market – particularly as there are no data points to validate your thinking.
How have you promoted your business?
Thought leadership (talks), Twitter, LinkedIn.
Where do you see the business in 3 years’ time?
Unicorn. No question.
What advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?
Your network is your best asset. Use it. Build it. Nurture it.

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