Gallagher, Sean

A recognised champion of business, Sean has over the past 20 years mentored hundreds of start-up and emerging entrepreneurs. He founded a number of companies in technology, commercial real estate and consulting, been an investor in ‘Dragon’s Den’ (‘Shark Tank’ in the USA), a finalist in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards and was a runner-up in the 2011 Irish presidential election. Sean was previously appointed by the Irish Government to the boards of FÁS (the country’s national employment and training agency) and Intertrade Ireland, which promotes economic co-operation across Ireland where he served as Chair of the board’s Equity Network Initiative helping to promote venture capital and business angel investment in early-stage businesses.