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Danville resident receives Georgetown entrepreneur award

Award is among highest honors bestowed to alumni entrepreneurs

A Danville resident and CEO of UberConference recently received the 2014 Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for Outstanding Alumni Entrepreneur from his alma mater Georgetown University during the Washington, D.C. school's Entreprelooza event.

Craig Walker was nominated by Georgetown's alumni community and chosen by the board of Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance for showing a high level of innovation and service to the entrepreneurial community, demonstrating a positive impact of business and other qualities of an entrepreneur and Georgetown graduate.

Walker brought his experience of being an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, corporate and executive attorney to UberConference, launched in 2012 and funded by Google Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz.

Prior to co-founding UberConference, he was the CEO of DialPad Communications (now Yahoo! Voice), co-founder and CEO of GrandCentral Communications (now Google Voice), and was the first entrepreneur in residence at Google Ventures.

Walker received his bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley, and his master's degree from Georgetown and Boalt Hall School of Law.

"It is truly an honor to be recognized by my alma mater as an outstanding alumni entrepreneur. I attribute much of my success as a business person to the education I received while earning my MBA at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business, and continue to support the school as a proud alumni," Walker said.

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