Keynote Speaker- Mary McKenna- Tech Entrepreneur & Angel Investor

We’re delighted to announce that Mary McKenna will be joining us to deliver one of the keynotes at FuSIon Fest.

Mary has a wealth of knowledge of the public and private sector, as well as a passion for innovation. We’re delighted that she can join us.

Mary McKenna is a well known Donegal based 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 entrepreneurs. She has invested in 6 early stage tech startups to date, 3 with female founding teams. She is one of the Entrepreneurship Experts with the Entrepreneurship Centre at Saïd Business School (University of Oxford), Entrepreneur in Residence at Catalyst Inc (the Northern Ireland Science Park in Belfast), an advisor to government, a trustee of the Centre for Acceleration of Social Technology and an active member of Tech London Advocates. 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.

To hear Mary speak in either Derry or Belfast, register here.

Fusion Fest is brought to you by Social Innovation NI in association with the Building Change Trust, supported by the Department for Communities and managed by Innovate-NI.

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