Fall 2016 Networking Event is a good opportunity to network with fellow students who are excited about entrepreneurship and alumni entrepreneurs. Those interested in exploring or developing their own business are able share ideas and expertise in an informal setting.
Alumni and Student Entrepreneurs:
Kumesh Aroomoogan, Co-Founder and CEO, Accern Corporation
Kumesh Aroomoogan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Accern, a startup applying artificial intelligence to derive trading analytics from 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern currently serves some of the largest quantitative hedge funds worldwide. Kumesh has worked side-by-side with multiple hedge funds in helping them integrate social media data into their automated trading strategies. Prior to Accern, Kumesh worked in corporate finance at Citigroup, SIFMA, and Ford Foundation. He graduated Pace University with a BBA in Public Accounting in 2014. Kumesh also writes for Forbes Magazine covering Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Quant Finance.
John Harrison, Founder, MugClubs.com
John Harrison is presently a full-time student at Pace University pursuing his MBA in Strategic Management, where he is also a Graduate Assistant at the Entrepreneurship Lab. Beyond his studies, Mr. Harrison completes consulting work as head of operations for a technology start-up in the food service industry, Sabor Inc., and as the Finance lead for a Biopharma start-up that is specializing in stem cell research, BioGenCell Limited. Furthermore, Mr. Harrison is the acting Controller for Some Spider LLC, a digital media start-up with annualized sales of over $1.5 million. Lastly, John has been a small business owner since 2014 when he purchased, remodeled, and rebranded a bar & restaurant in San Angelo, TX. Having graduated Lehigh University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and Finance in 2005 John chose to pursue his professional interests at Johnson & Johnson. Over the next eight years John took on increasing levels of responsibility, rising to the position of Senior Manager before leaving J&J in 2013. Mr. Harrison left corporate life to pursue his MBA in the hopes of eventually entering a faster paced and more agile business environment. The opportunity to make decisions that directly impact business outcomes has led John to make the leap into entrepreneurship, and has inspired his efforts to found MugClubs.com.
Mohamed Merzouk, Co-Founder, CEO, Gebni.com
Mohamed Merzouk is the Co-Founder and CEO of Gebni, an alternative food-ordering platform applying dynamic pricing to food orders. He graduated from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business with a Master’s degree in Investment Management and holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management from Ehec Algiers. He came to the United Stated from Algeria five years ago to pursue his graduate studies and fulfill his dream of working and living in the Big Apple. Throughout his studies at Pace, he interned in Asset Management roles and served as a financial graduate assistant at the center for Student Development and Campus Activities.
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