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iCore Networks CEO and Chairman to Speak at Two Area High Schools During Global Entrepreneurship Week
[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 the company.

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 and disaster 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

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