November 7 Fireside chat with LaunchPad super-mentors and successful entrepreneurs Adam and Amy Fazackerley

Adam and Amy on television

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 hold serveral U.S. utility patents, distribute their products to leading retail companies domestically and internationally, and serve on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council.  They have frequently appeared on national television and in leading magazines, and are incredibly passionate about sharing their expertise with Syracuse University student innovators.

Adam, a ‘96 graduate of the Martin J Whitman School of Management, started his career at UUNET Technologies.  He went on to found concept2creations, LLC, a corporate design company focused on building brands and producing every aspect of their digital / print marketing strategies.  He worked as an Associate with Osborn Capital and later went on to co-found  Both firms were focused on early-stage technology fund investing in Mid-Atlantic, Silicon Valley, and talent-rich technology markets.  Amy graduated with a B.A. in Communications from Denison University and a M.B.A degree from Johns Hopkins University. She started her career as the Marketing Director for Digital Paper Corporation, a privately held software company based in Alexandria, VA. 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. In 2010, the two founded Lay-n-Go, LLC.

Amy and Adam discovered there was no solution on the market that allowed their three children to play for hours and cleanup in seconds. As they looked for smarter organizational solutions, they realized there was an opportunity to create one themselves. They spent the next year designing, testing, re-engineering, sourcing, and producing what would become Lay-n-Go’s first product (the 60″ play mat).  Since developing their original product, Lay-n-Go has released the COSMO collection, the men’s TRAVELER, the LIFESTYLE & CINCH backpacks, the tech accessory WIRED solution and the DOG BED. These expanding product lines reinforced Lay-n-Go’s commitment to developing innovative organizational solutions for the entire family.

The event is open to the community.