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Datto founder Austin McChord to speak at SBC ‘Headliner’ event

Datto Inc. founder and CEO Austin McChord will speak at the Small Business Council of Rochester’s “Headliner” event on Thursday, May 17 at the Hyatt Regency Rochester.

Austin McChord

Austin McChord

Datto is an industry-leading company delivering advanced backup and disaster recovery solutions to thousands of the world’s fastest growing companies. McChord started the business in his basement in 2007. After transforming the company into one of Inc. 500’s fastest-growing back-up and security companies, McChord donated $50 million to his alma mater, Rochester Institute of Technology, to pursue programs in entrepreneurship and cybersecurity.

“The Headliner event is always one of our most well-attended events,” said Ray Isaac, president of the Small Business Council of Rochester. “We’re expecting that Austin’s success story and his ties to Rochester will be a huge draw for the Rochester business community. While Austin will offer formal remarks about his strategies for success, we will also be opening it up to an interactive discussion with event attendees.”

More than 500 local small business owners and senior managers are expected to attend the “Headliner” event, which begins with networking at 5:30 p.m. The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to the event are $30 for SBC members and $100 for a four-ticket package. Tickets for non-members are $40 and $140 for a four-ticket package.

To purchase tickets or to learn more, visit rochestersbc.com or contact Jayni Woods at (585) 256-4619 or jayni.woods@greaterrochesterchamber.com. The Small Business Council of Rochester is an affiliate of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce.

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