It was back to school again for GoECart’s CEO Manish Chowdhary, as he was happy to return to campus to accept his University of Bridgeport (UB) Distinguished Alumni Award. Each year a select group of UB alumni are honored at an awards ceremony, and this year it was Manish’s turn!. Criteria for selection includes career and civic accomplishments, a history of giving back to the community, as well as active support of the university in any number of ways.
Manish has deep ties to his old school, and likes to tell the (true!) story of how he started his business from dorm room 816 in Bodine Hall, on campus. And we’re still located in Bridgeport, as Manish continues to empower merchants with cutting edge multi-channel commerce technology that allows them to effectively compete and win even in the most competitive markets.
Our favorite CEO was recognized for his numerous business, personal, and professional achievements since graduating in 2000, as well as for his extraordinary leadership in guiding the company in developing our ground-breaking ecommerce suite, GoECart 360.
A few additional highlights that resulted in Manish being selected for the award include:
- Manish’s role in helping GoECart receive several prestigious awards over the past year, including a CQIA, Stevie, CoDiE HBJ, Social Media and others.
- Manish’s philanthropy and support for many charities, including DonorsChoose, March of Dimes, United Way, Habitat for Humanity, National MS Society, and The Salvation Army.
It’s not the first time Manish has been back to campus, as he went back to deliver an inspiring speech to undergrads last year, at the UB Innovation series. You can see that video here.
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