Business and Law

UCC Executive MBA EY Entrepreneur Speaker Series

The UCC Executive MBA and EY have come together to organize a speaker series for graduates of our MBA programme. Over the coming months we will be hosting talks from Ireland's best and brightest entrepreneurs.

UCC Executive MBA EY Entrepreneur Speaker Series. Join us for an evening with Pat O' Flynn of Solvitrin Therapeutics and 4Impacts. EY Entrepreneur of the Year Programme Pat O’ Flynn was a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Programme in 2008, with AVR Safeway, which was founded in Cork and had its registered office in Corrin, Fermoy, Co. Cork. At the time of being an EY EOY finalist, Pat sat on both the Fermoy Enterprise Board and the Cork Chamber Board. AVR-Safeway customers come from all areas of industry which include pharmaceutical, chemical, food and beverage, construction, local authorities, laboratories, schools / universities, electronic, manufacturing etc. AVR - Safeway AVR-Safeway, a licensed hazardous waste management and processing company provides sustainable safe solutions for hazardous waste disposal / recovery.

AVR-Safeway operates Ireland’s largest fuel blending plant and produces a fuel from the chemical waste and supplies S.L.F. (Secondary Liquid Fuel) to cement kiln and power stations as an alternative to fossil fuel. AVR-Safeway enjoyed over the years an unblemished environmental record and has its own Environmental Management System (EMS) which is accredited to ISO14001. Pat then sold AVR Safeway to Veolia Environmental Services, a subsidiary of French environmental firm, Veolia, in 2008. Solvotrin Therapeutics Pat then set up Solvotrin Therapeutics, which is a drug development company focused on improving well established therapies, improving their efficacy and reducing the side effect profiles. Solvotrin’s IP offers a major opportunity with novel, patent-protected New Chemical Entities at the cutting edge of therapeutics. It arises from the discovery in TCD of the first “true” aspirin prodrugs.

Solvotrin’s patented linker releases aspirin and various associated molecules post absorption with the required speed and recovery to improve effectiveness, while avoiding the direct gut toxicity associated with aspirin. The Company is primed to launch its first product by Q4 2015, a revolutionary oral Iron product that is highly bio-available without the side effects unlike the market leader. EOY IRFU initiative - 4Impacts Through the EOY IRFU initiative, where Alumni members act as mentors to Irish rugby players, Pat and Ireland and Munster player Donncha O’Callaghan set up 4Impacts, the only Irish company of its kind, which is accessing the global Big Data market estimated to be worth $30 billion.

Category: Conferences: Business and Law
Time: 6.30 pm
Location: Staff Common Room
Target Audience: Business Postgraduate Students
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Senan Ensko

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