Synacor Co-Founder Will Talk to Young Entrepreneurs About What it Takes to Start a Business

Release Date: November 26, 2012 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Future entrepreneurs will get the chance to learn from Western New York's best on Nov. 28, when Synacor co-founder George Chamoun speaks to students in the University at Buffalo's new Entrepreneurship Academy.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 6:30 p.m. in 101 Davis Hall, the new engineering building on UB’s North Campus.

Chamoun's story is of particular interest to UB students because he attended the university. Today, he serves as executive vice president of sales and marketing at Synacor, a leading provider of next-generation start pages, TV Everywhere solutions and cloud-based Identity Management (IDM) services across multiple devices for cable, satellite, telecom and consumer electronics companies.

The event is one example of how Western New York's business community is supporting UB's Entrepreneurship Academy, a living and learning community that enables students with a shared interest in entrepreneurship to live together and develop entrepreneurial skills.

Yong Li, associate professor of operations management and strategy in the School of Management, is director of the Entrepreneurship Academy, which debuted this fall with 40 first-year students.

To learn more about Chamoun’s visit, visit UB News.

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