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Startup Galway Meetup with Mareese Keane (SVG) and Gareth Keane (Qualcomm Ventures)

8 PM, 7 September 2016, The PorterShed

7th Sep 2016

Event Description

Startup Galway Meetup with Mareese Keane (SVG) and Gareth Keane (Qualcomm Ventures)

8 PM, 7 September 2016, The PorterShed

Mareese Keane is Program Manager of the THRIVE AgTech Accelerator with SVG Partners. She has 12 years of experience in the environmental sector, working for government, private sector consulting and industry. Born and raised in Ireland, Mareese has a BSc in Geology from University College Cork and an MSc in Applied Environmental Sciences from Queen’s University Belfast. Since then she has lived and worked in Dublin, Ireland, Vancouver, BC, Philadelphia, PA and since 2010, San Jose, CA. Mareese brings extensive project management and program management experience to the SVG team.

Gareth Keane is a Senior Investment Manager with Qualcomm Ventures, leading activities in the hardware and connected device ecosystems. He helped define the Qualcomm Ventures investment thesis around UAVs and robotics, and led their investments in companies like 3D Robotics and Spire. Gareth graduated from NUI Galway with a BE in Electronic Engineering in 1994, and followed this up with a PhD in Electronic Engineering from QUB in 1999. He worked on complex semiconductor design tools for Cadence, and continued working on methodologies and design flows as an engineer and manager at PMC-Sierra. After eight years solving tech challenges in successively smaller silicon geometries, he completed an MBA at UPenn/Wharton in Philadelphia in 2010.

Refreshments will be served at the PorterShed!

Google Map bit.ly/portershed / OpenStreetMap bit.ly/portershedmap / GPS 53.272441, -9.047237 / Loc8Code LSD-21-YN9 / Eircode H91 HY51

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