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The Farmer School at Miami University is pleased to announce Wendy Lea, CEO of Cintrifuse, as this year’s Divisional Recognition Ceremony speaker

March 2016

Wendy Lea, CEO of Cintrifuse, will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2016 Farmer School Divisional Recognition Ceremony on May 15. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, Ms. Lea began her career in marketing and consulting where she channeled her entrepreneurial passion for assisting others into a succession of executive positions. She is an experienced startup leader and serial entrepreneur who has been consistently successful in creating, growing and selling businesses. That experience is a key to her position at Cintrifuse today â€" placing #StartupCincy on the map as one of the nation’s premier startup locations.

The Farmer School of Business has collaborated with Cintrifuse to provide its students experiences in working with entrepreneurs and startup businesses since 2013. This relationship has grown to now include opportunities for students to participate with Cintrifuse’s active network of investors, educators, and subject matter experts. Cintrifuse enables entrepreneurs to build high-growth, tech-based startups in Greater Cincinnati. From ideation to exit, they help founders on their journey with connections to talent, customers and funding. Cintrifuse ensures that those brave enough to walk the path of an entrepreneur have the support they need.

#StartupCincy represents one of the most vibrant startup ecosystems in the country. It is home to The Brandery, one of the nation’s Top Ten accelerators; HCDC, the number one incubator in the State of Ohio; CincyTech, one of the Midwest’s leading seed-stage investors and Queen City Angels, a private, seed-stage venture capital investor ranked second in the nation.

The Farmer School of Business is a Top 25 ranked undergraduate business school supporting nine majors, 15 minors and its internationally renowned Institute for Entrepreneurship engages nearly ten percent (1,600) of the total Miami University student body from more than 70 different majors.