The Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture will host a screening of the documentary “Mr. Soul! Ellis Haizlip and the Birth of Black Power TV” and a Q&A with producer/director Melissa Haizlip Oct. 16 at the Newhouse School. The…
Persistence, Passion, Vision: Qualities of a Successful Entrepreneur
As graduation day looms ever closer, many students are turning their focus toward securing that first job that will launch them into the career of their dreams. Another increasingly viable option is creating a startup, building the career of their dreams themselves.
Michael Gursha ’10 knows that path intimately. He has experience working at big companies like Google and Time Inc., and was the vice president of strategic initiatives at Curemark, an early stage biotechnology company.
In 2015, Gursha served as the Newhouse School’s inaugural entrepreneur-in-residence to help Newhouse students explore the possibilities of building their own businesses. In this position, he assisted with the launch of multiple ventures, including FreshU, Power Spike, and Laylo.
Alongside his brother, Doug, Gursha has recently launched Rookie Road, a company that creates educational content about sports. Gursha sat down with the Newhouse School to talk about what it takes to make a startup work.
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