Austin McChord Named WCSU Entrepeneur Of The Year

September 19, 2016

Austin McChord Named WCSU Entrepeneur Of The Year

By: Chris Brunau

Austin McChord has been honored by Western Connecticut State University as the Entrepreneur of the Year.

Western will honor Austin on October 5 at the WCSU campus in Danbury. According to WCSU, Austin will discuss Datto’s transformation from his basement, to a small startup, to a company with over 700 employees and offices across the globe. The program's mission is to encourage, promote, and recognize entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial studies at the Ancell School of Business at Western Connecticut State University for the benefit of WCSU students and the greater Danbury community.

The annual Entrepreneur of the Year ceremony is made possible through the generosity of Constantine “Deno” Macricostas, the founder of Photronics Inc., in Brookfield, who endowed a fund to support entrepreneurial-focused educational projects for students at Western Connecticut State University.

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