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SportsGunner

SportsGunner is a social media platform that empowers fans to hype their team & abuse their rivals by posting inflammatory content.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Sports
  • Location Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2013
  • Website sportsgunner.com

Company Summary

Often a fan is limited to expressing his views with close friends. Sportsgunner provides an online forum for a larger audience of sports enthusiasts who are eager to vehemently engage. By posting comments, pics & vids and by competing in mini-games through Team Pages, fans can rally allies & elicit passionate responses from rivals. Team pages are juxtaposed to rival teams on a game by game basis, ensuring constant debate.

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    Nick Adam
    President

    Nick Adam is a first year MBA at Ross. After graduating from Princeton in 2008, Nick worked as a pharmaceutical consultant for two years. Leveraging his industry experience, Nick founded his own medical device distribution company that, at its peak, was generating over a million dollars in annual revenue. Prior to joining Ross, Nick helped to found inSparq, a marketing company that helps retailers generate sales through social media.

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    Diego Cepeda
    VP

    Diego Cepeda is a second year MBA at Ross with years of experience in market research, management in the hospitality business, owning and managing the marketing and finances of a wholesale bakery, in addition to a sales and marketing consulting project in Chile for the leading casino company, and a recent go to market strategy internship at Dell this past summer. He graduated from the Honors College at Michigan State University.

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    Levi Christian Pearson
    VP

    Christian Pearson has over five years experience providing legal advice to startups. He was a commercial litigation associate at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where he focused on trademark litigation and regulatory disputes. He was also Chief Operating Officer of VUEWELL, LLC a telemedicine startup. Christian is an MBA1 at Ross School, has a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and a B.S. in Economics from Campbell University.

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    Felicia Kohar
    VP

    Felicia Kohar is a first year MBA at Ross School of Business with six years of prior work experience in Finance. Her most recent role was in a Product Valuation Group in Charlotte, NC. She has always wanted to work in a smaller group setting and to make a social impact along the way. Felicia graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Her interests include traveling, photography, and a nice cup of espresso.

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    John Zhang
    CEO

    John Zhang has a corporate background with a CRM marketing agency, especially in user acquisition and digital metrics. Since then he has been involved in a half dozen startups in the past few years, with dozens more ideas in the pipeline. His expertise is in project management, code management, and agile development (read: failing fast). He studied economics, focusing on irrational behavior, at Harvard, and is currently a first year MBA at Ross.

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    Simon Hsu
    VP

    Simon Hsu is a Michigan Alumnus with a background in business administration. He has two Masters degrees in sport management and applied economics. As a fanatic of "Moneyball", Simon is trying to follow this approach of building proprietary models for player analysis. He is currently a blog writer for a professional sport and a case analyst for foreign baseball players. His ideas and experiences from overseas open up new horizons to the business.