|[November 15, 2011]
iCore Networks CEO and Chairman to Speak at Two Area High Schools During Global Entrepreneurship Week
MCLEAN, Va. --(Business Wire)--
iCore Networks, the D.C. metro area's leading provider of Voice
over Private Internet (VoPI) services, is proud to announce that
Chairman and CEO Stephen G. Canton has been selected by The Network for
Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to be a VIP Guest Speaker at two local
high schools during Global Entrepreneurship Week, taking place this
week. Canton will be speaking at Perry Street Preparatory Public Charter
School and HD Woodson Senior High School today and tomorrow.
These speeches will be taking place as part of the "50 for NFTE"
Program. NFTE provides programs that inspire young people from
low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business
opportunities and to plan for successful futures. NFTE worked with Ernst
& Young to help select speakers for this year's "50 for NFTE" program.
Canton was a 2009 and 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Finalist in the Washington, D.C. Region.
"I am excited and honored to have this opportunity to share my
entrepreneurial experiences with local high school students," stated
Canton. "The '50 for NFTE' program is a fantastic opportunity for
entrepreneurs to interact with and inspire the next generation of
entrepreneurs in our area and I am looking forward to taking part."
Canton brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as an entrepreneur
and local business leader to this program. Canton is a nationally
recognized expert in the telecommunications and data networking fields,
having served in various senior management and director roles for the
most respected companies in the industry, including Bell Atlanticom,
Cable & Wireless (News - Alert) PLC, Allnet Communications, Telco Communications, and
Excel Communications. Signing its first customer in 2004, iCore now
services over 55,000 users. iCore has experienced double- or
triple-digit growth year after year, which can be attributed to their
proactive approac to providing innovative, cutting-edge voice and data
solutions for their customers, building a solid infrastructure, a
reliable and secure system and being conscious of investing back into
NFTE is a Global Partner of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, which is
the world's largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who
launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and
expand human welfare. This program began in 2008 and has grown to 118
countries, directly engaging an average of 5.9 million people each year.
About iCore Networks
iCore is a managed networking and Voice
over Private Internet (VoPI)
company named number
29 on the Inc.500
list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. iCore offers
businesses a cost effective, simple solution to their voice
and data needs. Unlike VoIP,
VoPI is a managed, secure, hosted, end-to-end voice
and data system that provides businesses advanced features at a
savings over their current providers. iCore backs those capabilities
with the most customer-oriented employees in the industry; unprecedented reliability
recovery tools; and world-class employee support and training. iCore
reviews all client feedback and uses this information to continually
improve their products and feature set. For more information about iCore
Networks, please visit http://www.icore.com.
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