The Entrepreneurship Center at the College of Management Presents: “You Need a PHD to be a Successful Entrepreneur”
Thursday, April 23
Integrated Sciences Complex, third floor, room 3300B
Networking reception: 3-4pm
Guest presentation: 4-5pm
50 MAP miles
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The Entrepreneurship Center at the College of Management at UMass Boston presents guest speaker, George Chamoun. He will present his lecture entitled, “You Need a PHD to be a Successful Entrepreneur.” Recognized for his entrepreneurial spirit and leadership by Ernst & Young as an “Entrepreneur of the Year,” George Chamoun has been critical to Synacor’s success since its inception. Currently as president of sales & marketing, he has been instrumental in creating a company that helps cable operators differentiate their broadband offerings in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Chamoun co-founded Synacor in 2000 through the merger of MyPersonal, a portal infrastructure company, with Chek.com, a messaging infrastructure provider. He has been recognized for his accomplishments throughout the cable and telecommunications industry, most notably in 2009 when Multichannel News named him one of the publication’s “40-under-40” most influential innovators in the industry. George has a simple philosophy to success- “pursue your dreams with Passion, devote thousands of Hours and have the Discipline to stay focused no matter what happens. Three simple principles to Success; PHD!”