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Quentin Rosso (Whitman ’18) talks building a team, finding a mentor, growth hacking and scaling your venture
September 11, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us for Fireside Chats this fall hosted by the LaunchPad. Each guest is a dynamic innovator with a powerful message, unique perspective and insight into the minds of great entrepreneurs. Fireside Chats will be 3 p.m. on Fridays and are open to the community. Dates this fall are: September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 23, 30, and November 6, 20. We invite you to join us over a cup of tea for up-close and personal chats in partnership with The Republic of Tea, a generous supporter of the LaunchPad at Syracuse University. Attend any chat in the series: http://bit.ly/launchpad-fall-fireside-chat.
Our guest on September 11 at 3 p.m. brings a particularly unique perspective to the student startup scene. Quentin Rosso ’18 is a four-time student founder, former Syracuse University Student Entrepreneur of the Year, TEDx Paris speaker, Chair of the LaunchPad’s Founder’s Circle and co-founder and chief technology officer of Gamercraft. He’s be speaking about taking an idea from concept from commercialization, building a team and network of mentors, growth hacking and scaling a venture.
Gamercraft internalizes the creation, organization, and production of online gaming tournaments, making it easy for amateur gamers to compete in high-quality tournaments in a fair, structured, and skill-adjusted way. Today, the amateur competitive online scene is not optimized. The signup flows are not user friendly, tournaments are chaotic and unorganized, amateurs get matched with pros, prize pools are not motivating enough, and there aren’t enough (skill-adjusted) tournament to play and improve. By curating every aspect of the tournament flow, Gamercraft tackles these issues head-on.
Growing up in Paris, Quentin became an entrepreneur at an early age, and calls himself a compulsive creator of projects which succeed or fail. He loves managing teams and sharing ideas with different people. In high school he was the founder and the co-director of Nirvasite, a blog about new tech and also co-created the #1st French student blog, the Rablog. He founded projects around social networks, video games, e-commerce websites, and iPhone apps, and become a self-taught expert SEO optimization and web design, marketing, gamification and emerging technologies such as blockchain, machine learning and AI.
He is generous with his time. Going back to high school he was involved in humanitarian projects like Emmaüs and was a mentors for students who want to start a project or achieve a dream.
As a teenager he was a speaker on the TEDx Paris stage while still in high school.
At Syracuse University Quentin Rosso continued his entrepreneurial journey studying finance and political philosophy which virtually living in the LaunchPad. He polished his skills as an accomplished growth hacker, a self-taught coder, web design genius, a music composer and producer, an origami artist, culinary enthusiast and … a knitter. He started four ventures as a student, won the E-club’s top prize in Entrepalooza, and was named by the Whitman School of Management as Student Entrepreneur of the Year. He finished college in three years as a Renee Crowne Scholar, and all the while mentored countless other student startups while working as a Global Fellow at the LaunchPad. He also worked with the LaunchPad to create our annual Global Entrepreneurship Week and the Founders Circle, which he chairs.
Around the LaunchPad, he earned a reputation for being a modern day DaVinci.
Quentin continues to leverage his Syracuse University network and remains keenly focused on leaving his mark on the university’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, especially at the LaunchPad. He is the creator and chair of the Founder’s Circle, a tight knit network of LaunchPad alumni who have recently graduated and are now paying it forward as mentors. He continues to active making meaningful connections with Syracuse alumni who are now successful entrepreneurs themselves or VCs.