Our Story

The PorterShed is a coworking and collaborative space for Technology focused Innovation Driven Enterprises. At PorterShed our focus is to build, grow, scale and innovate the Galway Tech ecosystem. Community, Collaboration and Coworking are the three pillars of the PorterShed. The PorterShed is the first building of the Galway City Innovation District

Our Team

PorterShed allows entrepreneurs to use collaborative spaces and mingle with other entrepreneurs.

  • Trevor Murray
    Trevor Murray
    Content Management Specialist

    Love telling people’s stories,. Eager to do justice to everyone at PorterShed who is innovating, creating, and exploring new possibilities.

  • Rosemary Gallagher
    Rosemary Gallagher
    Programme Manager

    Start-up Community Leader, I work closely with Irish start-ups and SMEs to foster innovation and creativity, provide advice and guidance, and promote their success.

  • Niamh Costello
    Niamh Costello

    General Manager of Galway Technology Centre. Niamh has 20 years of management experience in sales, marketing, staff management, company administration with both multinational and small indigenous ICT companies.

  • Maurice O’Gorman
    Maurice O'Gorman

    Maurice has over 25 years of experience in financial markets, is a former central banker and investment banker and has led a number of large scale projects, including the establishment of the Saudi Arabian Stock Exchange and the King Abdullah Financial District.

  • Mary Rodgers
    Mary Rodgers
    Chief Executive Officer

    Chief Executive Officer, Amplifying the Galway tech ecosystem. Lecture, entrepreneur, US market entry specialist. A recognised influencer in international business circles. Passionate about driving sales, eager to connect people and always looking to pay it forward.

  • Kenny Deery
    Kenny Deery

    CEO of Galway Chamber /
    20 years Retail Banking /
    Previous Regional Engagement Manager for AIB in Galway

  • John Breslin
    John Breslin

    Professor of Electronic Engineering at NUI Galway. John is also a Co-PI at the €47M Confirm Centre and the €49M Insight Centre, and an FI at the VistaMilk Centre. As an entrepreneur, he is Co-Founder of boards.ie and adverts.ie, and won two IIA Net Visionary awards.

  • Evin Cusack
    Evin Cusack

    Head of AIB in Galway and Mayo, leads over 200 colleagues in delivering the well-managed growth of a multi-faceted banking operation. Evin has 30 years of banking experience ranging from retail through commercial and corporate banking.

  • Elsa Lee
    Elsa Lee
    Member Associate Intern
  • David Cunningham
    David Cunningham

    David is the owner of Beolas Teoranta which has interests in Business conferences and Medical devices but his main work is in Fintech. He was the founder of the Lean Startup Conference in London and is the Founder of The Irish Fintech Forum. He is a partner in new Venture Capital firm Rockyshore Partners that works with and invests in Irish Technology startups.

  • Conor O’Dowd
    Conor O'Dowd

    Chief Executive Officer at the Port of Galway Prior to joining the Port, Conor was an Audit Director at KPMG. Specific areas of expertise include audit, financial reporting, accounting, governance and financial planning.

  • Bob Rosenberg
    Bob Rosenberg
    Entrepreneur in residence at PorterShed

    Educator (Associate Professor) /
    Entrepreneur / Leader of angel communities /
    Entrepreneur in residence at PorterShed and BioExcel/

  • Aoife Cheung
    Aoife Cheung
    Office Manager

    It’s pretty simple: office administration is my passion. Day to day; devising ways to streamline processes. Dedicated, approachable, reliable, personable and motivated.

  • Anthony Shaughnessy
    Anthony Shaughnessy
    Community Manager

    Passionate about entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses. Fast adapter to new technologies with a problem-solving mindset. Digital Media Masters graduate, with a toolbox of digital skills and technical knowledge. Likes to enhance internal and external digital communications.  Weekend Aerial Videographer and digital content creator.

  • Amanie Issa
    Amanie Issa
    Members Associate