The PorterShed team comprises a core team of people managing the day-to-day operations of the co-working and innovation hub, plus a super, voluntary board who have helped move the PorterShed in the right direction since day one.
Meet the Portershed Team
- Mary RodgersChief Executive Officer
Mary is the Chief Executive Officer of the PorterShed and was the first person to join the team after the founding members. As an experienced entrepreneur, US market entry specialist, and start-up amplifier, she is well-equipped to offer advice and connect people who work well together. Mary is one of the most recognisable people in the Galway ecosystem and she is all about putting founders first.
- Anthony ShaughnessyCommunity Manager
Anthony is the PorterShed’s Community/Production Manager. By being constantly in tune with the PorterShed community, Anthony is able to help members experience what they love best about this co-working and innovation hub. Having started with the PorterShed in 2018, Anthony has built a rich understanding of the PorterShed community, whether he is connecting startups, offering his production skills in the podcast studio, or helping craft great events.
- Aoife CheungOffice Manager
PorterShed’s Office Manager Aoife joined the PoterShed team in 2018, and she has been at the centre of all operations ever since. Aoife wears many hats in her role at the PorterShed and she is one of the first faces visitors see when they come through the doors – at either of our locations. From accounting, to event management, to producing TikToks, she is across so many areas of what we do.
- Rosemary GallagherProgramme Manager
As the PorterShed’s Programme Manager, Rosemary works closely with start-ups and founders to foster innovation and creativity. She is all about guiding startups and founders along their journey through all sorts of informative and practical programmes. She works very closely with the NDRC to plan and deliver programmes such as Founder Weekend, Pre-Accelerators, and more.
- Amanie IssaCommunity Associate
Working closely with our community members is central to the work Amanie Issa does on a daily basis. Welcoming visitors and delegations through the PorterShed’s doors is just the first part of Amanie’s work – she also assists with planning events, crafting internal messaging such as event promotions, distributing mail, and ensuring members are apprised on what’s happening in the ecosystem.
- Dushyant SinghProgramme Associate
An individual holding experience working with startups and a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. I am passionate about creating and fostering an entrepreneurial ecosystem by bringing key stakeholders to build a robust startup community; I love hearing innovative ideas and working towards bringing them to life using design thinking and an iterative approach.