UB Student A Forbes All-Star

August 10, 2012 Updated Aug 10, 2012 at 7:20 AM EDT

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By Business First by Dan Miner

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August 10, 2012 Updated Aug 10, 2012 at 7:20 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Ansar Khan, of Williamsville, has been named one of Forbes' 2012 All-Star Student Entrepreneurs, becoming one of nine college students across the country to be named for the honor.

The 23-year-old was recognized for Refulgent Software, a technology firm he co-founded with UB classmate James O'Leary, according to a UB news release. The company produces Ambur, an iPod and iPad application that serves as a restaurant point-of-sale system. The software allows waiters to take orders, send requests to the kitchen and process credit card payments using an iPod.

The company is based in UB's Technology Incubator in Amherst and is already profitable, according to the UB release. It has been purchased by more than 260 clients in 14 countries.

Other winners came from the following colleges: Seattle University, California Institute of Technology, Chapman University, San Diego State University, University of Washington, Utah University, Yale University and Harvard University.

The print edition of Forbes will be out Aug. 20.

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