SIENA’S STACK CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP TO HONOR OUTSTANDING ENTREPRENEURS AND COMPANIES
Nominations are now being accepted for new Entrepreneur
Wall of Success and 2nd annual Entrepreneur of the Year Award
NY – Reflecting an expanding portfolio of entrepreneurial programs and
services that are providing unique opportunities for students and
fueling private-sector investment and growth, the Stack Center for
Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Siena College (Stack Center) today
announced plans to celebrate the achievements of its homegrown
are now being accepted for the Stack Center’s second annual
Entrepreneur of the Year Award, which will be presented at a ceremony on
Tuesday, March 31 in the Sarazen Student Union. The award recognizes a
Siena graduate who has excelled as an entrepreneur, positively impacted
his or her community, and is driven by the entrepreneurial spirit and
values of Siena College.
In conjunction with the ceremony, the Stack Center also plans to unveil its new Entrepreneur
Wall of Success. To be located both inside and outside the Stack
Center, as well as online, the wall will provide a highly visible
vehicle to highlight Siena graduates who have successfully launched
their own businesses.
“We are proud to say that within nearly every industry is a successful company launched by a graduate of Siena College,” said Michael J. Hickey ’83,
Executive Director of the Stack Center and Executive-in-Residence at
Siena. “As we unveil our Entrepreneur Wall of Success and honor our
newest Entrepreneur of the Year, we seek to not only celebrate the
significant achievements of our alumni, but also to inspire the next
generation of business owners and community leaders.”
year, the Stack Center presented its first Entrepreneur of the Year
Award to Antonio Civitella ’91, President and CEO of Transfinder of
Schenectady. A national leader in student transportation management
systems and services, Transfinder has
been named to the Inc. 5000 for eight consecutive years (2007-2014) as
one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.
About the Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The
David ’73 and Christine Spicer ’75 Stack Center for Innovation and
Entrepreneurship is an interdisciplinary program focused on innovation
and value creation from idea development through commercialization. The
Center’s primary focus is on student projects and entrepreneurial
skill development. Click here for more information.
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