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As ‘lock-down life’continues the Founders & Funders lunchtime sessions are here to provide a platform to share some much needed entrepreneurial energy, right into your own homes.
Thursday 4 June: Mary McKenna MBE -Entrepreneur & Angel investor
Mary McKenna is an Irish technology entrepreneur and angel investor. She co-founded online learning company Learning Pool in 2006 and sold the business in 2014 so that she could return to working with earlier stage startups and scaleups. In the last 5 years Mary has worked extensively with especially first time and female entrepreneurs and she has angel invested in 8 early stage tech startups to date, 4 have female founding teams. She is one of the Entrepreneurs in Residence at the University of Oxford, a member of the NI MATRIX panel, an advisor to several governments, an EU Horizon 2020 innovation judge, a trustee of a small number of charities and social enterprises and the first ever entrepreneur in residence at St Mary’s College,an all-girls secondary school in the working class Creggan area of Derry,Northern Ireland. As part of her work she sees literally hundreds of investment pitches every year. Mary was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty the Queen in the 2014 New Year’s Honours for services to digital technology, innovation and learning.
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