Selim Dangoor ’23 talks jerky with Jack Lyons ’22 on the commute to class

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The next episode in “The Commute to Class” podcast series features a conversation between LaunchPad Global Fellow, Jack Lyons ’22 (Martin J. Whitman School of Management and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications), and Selim Dangoor ’23 (Whitman School of Management), founder of the world’s best premium artisanal grass-fed flank steak jerky.

“Munch has no bullsh*t and a whole lot of tang,” says Dangoor. That line always gets a great response when he pitches. He’s known as a consummate public speaker and has been winning campus business plan competitions with his charisma, while building a cult following across the Syracuse campus. But it wasn’t always that way. As he and Lyons talk, he recalls how losing several early competitions lit a fire for him to keep working and eventually succeed.

Those authentic reflections, along with other insightful and often humorous observations, sum up Dangoor’s recipe for finding your passion and staying motivated as an entrepreneur.

Episodes drop Sunday of each week and the entire “Commute to Class” podcast series is available on, Apple, or wherever podcasts are distributed.

Catch the entire “Commute to Class” series here.

Season one was created and hosted by Patrick Linehan ’20 and Lyons is continuing the anthology through a blockbuster second season.