#8: Leo Shultz
The ever-budding entrepreneur Leo Schultz had created and ran four companies prior to arriving at Niagara University. Today, he is still operating the two he began while in college. Since fifth grade, Schultz couldn’t help but create his own businesses. From packaging and selling firewood, to creating and integrating computer systems into cars, Schultz had a lot going on even before graduating high school.
Now in his second year at NU, Schultz is working on three majors, including computer science, economics and accounting, with minors in philosophy and leadership ... and running his two newest companies.
Schultz created Cuore Technology, which is developing a new, more efficient/user-friendly operating system for smart phones. His newest business, NuGen, is a consulting firm for other companies to help them use technology more efficiently in business. They are currently working with NU to help English students use online resources to interact more with classes.
While here, Schultz also headed the development of the Business Organizational Leadership Development project. This has resulted in the Sustainable Sandals project, which sends donated sandals from the Cave of the Winds attraction to villages in Liberia to be sold for $1 per pair. The project is meant to boost commerce as well as provide affordable footwear. The group aims to spread the project throughout Africa.
Not just a businessman, Schultz is also a life-long hockey player. A shoulder injury while trying out for the United Hockey League was the only thing that kept him from playing professionally.
Schultz plans to get his MBA and a master’s in computer engineering. After some time in the business field, he also wants to get his doctorate and become a professor.