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Bleacher Report Co-Founder Dave Finocchio Discusses the Sports Site’s Exponential Growth

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Dave Finocchio, Co-Founder of Bleacher Report

Today, many aspiring MBAs and MBA graduates want to join start-ups or launch such companies themselves. Is entrepreneurship as exciting as it seems? Is it really for you? mbaMission Founder Jeremy Shinewald has teamed up with Venture for America and CBS Interactive to launch Smart People Should Build Things: The Venture for America Podcast. Each week, Shinewald interviews another entrepreneur so you can hear the gritty stories of their ups and downs on the road to success.

Launching a company while still in college is nothing new. However, doing so and eventually selling the company for $215M is a pretty rare occurrence! In this podcast episode, Dave Finocchio, the CEO and one of four co-founders of Bleacher Report, shares how he and his college friends struck gold by noticing a lack of interesting and quickly moving sports media coverage. Finocchio’s inspiring story features many fascinating details of his journey to entrepreneurial success, including these:

  • How Bleacher Report grew from a wild idea to one of the most notable sports media outlets in the country
  • What made Finocchio leave the company for a year to travel, only to return and become its CEO
  • Why the process of evolving from a platform to a company forced Bleacher Report to cut its number of writers from 25,000 to a few hundred

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