New York Entrepreneur To Share Messages Relevant to Cincinnati

What can be done to improve the future of Cincinnati’s urban neighborhoods? One man with an interesting set of answers to that question is New York developer Robert Ezrapour, an upcoming speaker at the University of Cincinnati.

In a program sponsored by the College of Business Administration’s Center for Entrepreneurship Education and Research, Ezrapour will present "Linking to the Future" on May 15 at 6 p.m. in Room 112 of Lindner Hall. The program is free and open to the public.

Ezrapour is an entrepreneur who came to America as an Iranian immigrant and become a true American success story. The company he founded, Artimus Construction, Inc., has gone into the Harlem and Washington Heights neighborhoods of New York and created successful housing revitalization projects for residents representing all income levels.

Ezrapour will deliver the message of his personal entrepreneurial journey, touching specifically on real estate development, innovation, civic responsibility, community relations and diversity.

For more information about this event, contact Charles Sidman, Professor of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology in the College of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Management in the College of Business Administration. Sidman’s phone number is (513) 558-1153 and e-mail address is

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