Call Center CEO to Serve as 2015 International Startup Festival Judge, Pursues Passion for Sharing His Entrepreneurial Expertise

June 23, 2015, Willow Grove, PA ─ CEO and President of call center provider AnswerNet, Gary Pudles, will participate as a judge for the 2015 International Startup Festival, held July 15 to 18 in Montreal, Quebec. Participating in the festival — previously as a guest speaker and this year as a judge — is one of the many ways that the serial entrepreneur demonstrates his passion for helping businesses to grow. The festival pairs veteran executives with entrepreneurs to help burgeoning businesses to get their start.

“I’m so fortunate to be able to live out my philosophies on entrepreneurship every day through AnswerNet,” says Pudles. He also teaches Entrepreneurship at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. “It is from these experiences that I will draw to help select the winning startup from among 350 competitors.” AnswerNet, a full-service call center provider, helps other businesses run better by providing them with turnkey communication solutions.

Pudles and nine other judges will determine the winner based on a brief pitch of business ideas from competitors.

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