Student Winner Forms Business At Incubator

Niklas Dahlen and Olivia Soto, owners of Lessons Learned LLC, are pictured.

DUNKIRK — State University of New York at Fredonia students who won the Fredonia Technology Incubator’s fifth annual student business competition officially formed a business over the summer through the support and services of the incubator.

Lessons Learned LLC was formed by SUNY Fredonia students Olivia Soto and Niklas Dahlen. Michael Borrello, associate from Philips Lytle, provided legal support to facilitate the new business formation. The law firm partners with the incubator to provide pro bono support for their entrepreneurs.

“I am pleased that we have another new business forming in Chautauqua County as a result of this competition that showcases the outstanding entrepreneurial talent of students of SUNY Fredonia, “ said Chuck Cornell, incubator director. “Olivia and Nicklas are impressive entrepreneurs who I am confident will be successful in their endeavors.”

Lessons Learned LLC is a startup company which provides music lesson services to allow customers to cultivate their talent and artistry in an environment designed to motivate and encourage their goals and aspirations. Lessons Learned LLC provides a connection between students and professionals from SUNY Fredonia and interested students in the surrounding area, facilitating a comfortable and professional experience between the two. The startup hires individual local teachers to teach music lessons.

“I am thrilled to continue our progress and growth at the incubator,” said Olivia Soto, CEO of Lessons Learned. “With the supportive environment at the Incubator, Niklas and I are looking forward to continuing to advance our company.”


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