Ireland's Young Entrepreneur award for co founder of Clonmel pharma company

Eamon Lacey

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Ireland's Young Entrepreneur award for co founder of  Clonmel pharma company

The co-founder  of a Clonmel healthcare company that develops pharmaceutical cancer treatments for children and women has been named Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur for 2019.
Sharon Cunningham, co-founder of Shorla Pharma, was awarded the top accolade and secured a total investment fund of €40,000 for Shorla Pharma which also won the national category for Best Start Up Business.
Ms Cunningham, a qualified chartered accountant from Waterford, founded Shorla Pharma in 2018 with Clonmel woman Orlaith Ryan to help improve existing treatments for children’s and women’s cancers by making them more user-friendly. This included the redevelopment of a children’s cancer drug from a difficult-to-swallow capsule into an oral solution.
Shorla Pharma is located in the Questum  centre in Clonmel since start up in January 2018.

Tom Brennan entrepreneur in residence at Questum