EAO Fireside Chat w/Marty Rubin

Join host Kennan Burch, Catalyst & Ambassador for the EAO as he explores what Marty has learned founding multiple businesses, supporting conference center iOT solutions and advocating for Central Florida start ups. Rubin began his entrepreneurial career by partnering with…

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Join host Kennan Burch, Catalyst & Ambassador for the EAO as he explores what Marty has learned founding multiple businesses, supporting conference center iOT solutions and advocating for Central Florida start ups.

Rubin began his entrepreneurial career by partnering with a professor to found a company while still a student at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He went on to found or lead several companies, including DCT Communications, Raptor Systems and AutoInfo. He was formerly vice president of corporate information systems at JP Morgan Chase.

He founded what became Smart City in the basement of the Houston Astrodome as a telecom company for convention centers and the events industry. He bought the business from WilTel and the Houston Sports Association and later bought Walt Disney World’s in-house communications company. Smart City today employs more than 300 and is the telecom provider for 30 large convention centers, three National Football League franchises — and continues to serve as the exclusive telecom provider for all of Walt Disney World’s resorts and hotels and the town of Celebration.

Cohost Dr. Pete McAlindon, Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship at the Crummer School of Business, will join and take questions from the audience.

The Entrepreneurs Alliance of Orlando (EAO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to leveraging the magic of the region to help entrepreneurs thrive.

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