Startup Grind Limerick Hosts Mary McKenna (Elemental Software)

May 25, 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Workbench, Bank of Ireland, 125 O'Connell St., Limerick, V94 NC82

Mary McKenna is a well known Irish technology entrepreneur and angel investor. Following a long public sector career and a spell as a Silicon Valley dotcommer, Mary co-founded e-learning company Learning Pool & exited in 2014. Mary helps start and grow indigenous tech companies and works mostly with female and young entrepreneurs. She was awarded an MBE by the Queen for services to technology

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About this event

Mary McKenna is a well known Irish technology entrepreneur and angel investor. She co-founded successful Northern Irish e-learning company Learning Pool following a long public sector career and a spell as a Silicon Valley dotcommer and exited from the business in 2014 so that she could return to working with earlier stage startups. Mary is interested in helping start and grow indigenous Irish and UK tech companies and especially in working with female and young entrepreneurs. She is one of Said Business School's (University of Oxford) Resident Experts, one of the Entrepreneurs in Residence at the Northern Ireland Science Park in Belfast, a trustee of the Centre for Acceleration of Social Technology and an active member of Tech London Advocates.

She has invested in 6 early stage tech startups to date, 3 with female founding teams.

Mary was awarded the MBE by Her Majesty the Queen in the 2014 New Year’s Honours for services to digital technology, innovation and learning.

Check out what happened


  • Mary McKenna

    Elemental Software



Thursday, May 25, 2017
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM UTC


Networking and Food
Fireside Chat


  • Peter Hunt


    Chapter Co-Director

  • Gillian Barry

    Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (TUS)



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