Join us Thursday, November 7, from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. for a Fireside Chat in the LaunchPad at Bird Library with husband and wife entrepreneurs Adam and Amy Fazackerley, co-founders of Lay-n-Go. The team has been “super-mentors” to many Syracuse LaunchPad companies over the past few years, advising on both product and business development from their perspective as a company that designs products to solve everyday family and personal organization issues. They are are incredibly passionate about sharing their expertise with Syracuse University student innovators.
In 2010, Adam and his wife Amy founded Lay-n-Go. The company designs and manufactures innovative organizational solutions for life, play, and travel. They have been awarded two US Utility Patents on their invention, and distribute their products to leading retail companies domestically and internationally.
Amy Fazackerley is CEO and Co-Founder of Lay-n-Go, LLC. Amy graduated with a B.A. in Communications from Denison University in 1993 and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University in 2000. Amy has served as a Board of Regents member for Mercersburg Academy (’89) as well as an Advisory Council member of the Friends of the Libraries at Johns Hopkins University (’00). Amy started her career as the Marketing Director for Digital Paper Corporation, a privately held software company. She went on to work for Episcopal High School, as Director of Special Gifts, where she executed strategic multi-million dollar fundraising programs to build the Ainslie Arts Center and Baker Science Center. As a women owned business, Amy has been featured on national TV shows like MSNBC’s Your Business, Fox and Friends, and Good Morning America. She is also a qualified guest host for QVC.
Adam Fazackerley ’96 is the COO and Co-Founder of Lay-n-Go, LLC. Fazackerley started his career at UUNET Technologies after graduating from Syracuse University in 1996. He went on to found concept2creations in 1999, a firm focused on designing and developing corporate brands, digital assets, and printed media. Fazackerley is a General Partner and Co-Founder at Fortify.vc, enjoys mentoring Syracuse University founders. He also plays guitar and sings in two bands, kiteboards and skis, and coaches youth lacrosse.
Amy and Adam both serve on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council. They live in Alexandria, VA with their three sons, Andrew, Miles, and Caden.
“My connection to Syracuse University Libraries is completely driven by their current dedication to student entrepreneurs and their overall vision for the future,” said Adam. “Dean Seaman and his leadership team did not just provide a few empty rooms for student founders to meet, develop ideas, and start their companies, they built an engaging and innovative space on the first floor of Bird Library for all to see and participate in. The experience I had as an undergraduate was incredible, but being able to work with student founders every week has been an honor and a connection to Syracuse University that I never had before.”
The event is open to the community.