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Startup Grind Limerick Welcomes Shorla Pharma, the Irish Times Enterprise of the Year 2020

ActionPoint Startup Grind Limerick are delighted to welcome the Founder of Shorla Pharma for their Christmas event.

Startup Grind Limerick Welcomes Shorla Pharma, the Irish Times-Enterprise of the Year 2020 

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Shorla Pharma founders Sharon Cunningham and Orlaith Ryan pictured above

The organisers of Startup Grind Limerick, the bi-monthly fireside chat, are delighted to welcome the Founder of Shorla Pharma for their Christmas event on December 3. 


Shorla Pharma, based at Questum Enterprise Acceleration Centre in Clonmel Co Tipperary, is an award-winning Startup who earlier this year raised $8.3m in funding.

in 2018, Shorla develops oncology drugs with a focus on rare, orphan, and pediatric cancers. One example is a children’s cancer drug that they have redeveloped from a difficult-to-swallow capsule into an oral solution.

Sponsored by local partners ActionPoint, LIT and CPL, the event will take place virtually via Zoom. The organisers are delighted to close out the year with such an exciting startup. Gillian Barry, Head of Innovation at LIT said, “An absolute wealth of knowledge and experience has been shared through Startup Grind by some of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs to date. We are always looking for inspirational entrepreneurs who are willing to share their valuable experience for the benefit of the Startup Community, so we are grateful to Sharon and Orlaith for embracing this opportunity”

Peter Hunt, Marketing Manager of ActionPoint feels these networking specific events are more important than ever. “When we ran our first virtual Grind in September, we were interested to hear the feedback. Local entrepreneurs were itching to get networking again and we are delighted to be able to facilitate this. We have incorporated additional networking time for December’s event in the hope that we can connect our community further when face to face meet and greets are simply not an option.”

The event takes place on December 3 rd and kicks off at 6.30 pm. Tickets are free and guests can register HERE

About Startup Grind. ActionPoint Startup Grind Limerick

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.