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Carl H. Lindner College of Business

UC Marketing Student Achieves Million-Dollar Success with Forums Website

Submitted: 3/29/2010 15:33:39
  • University of Cincinnati College of Business student Phil Santoro is already earning dividends from his entrepreneurial ambition through the sale of his forum host site, FreeForums.org.

UC marketing student Phil Santoro earned $1 million cash and stock through the sale of FreeForums.org, a forum host site, to Los Angeles-based CrowdGather, one of the nation's largest community forum networks. FreeForums.org was among websites that were part of DivisionCore, a firm Santoro created in his basement in 2007. The site allows individuals and small businesses to create free forums on any topic, and the forums are then found by millions of users worldwide who search the Internet for topics of interest.

Santoro plans to graduate from the UC College of Business in 2012, after which his sights are set on an MBA degree from Stanford University.

Santoro's success was featured in a Cincinnati Enquirer article on March 28, 2010.