Mary McKenna - Business & Strategy Advisor
An exited entrepreneur and angel investor, Mary left her professional career as a corporate accountant in 2006, to co-found Northern Ireland- based Learning Pool, an online learning platform and community. Since selling her Learning Pool stake in 2014, Mary has focused on being an active Angel investor and innovation expert, focusing on areas including EdTech, HealthTech, CareTech and SportsTech - and recently Marine Consveration Tech. She is an EU Horizon Europe innovation judge, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Oxford and in 2020 along with some like-minded friends she launched the AwakenHub community for female founders across the island of Ireland. 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.