Three Syracuse University alumni companies are teaming up to offer virtual internships and job opportunities for students during summer and the school year. Rookie Road Inc., founded by Michael Gursha ’10 (Whitman and Newhouse), PowerSpike, founded by AJ Damiano ’18 (Whitman), and Laylo, founded by Alec Ellin ’16 (Newhouse) were all launched by students who were collegiate entrepreneurs during their time at Syracuse. During their time on campus they were active participants in Newhouse’s Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship, Whitman’s Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship, the iSchool’s Student Sandbox program and the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars. They are now giving back by offering current students the opportunity to help with research, content creation, software development and data, and other responsibilities remotely. Rookie Road is based in Portland, Oregon, PowerSpike is based in NYC and Laylo is based in Los Angeles.
The program is being offered in conjunction with the Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship. Learn more here.
Rookie Road Inc. is a leading digital media destination that provides the rules, lingo and gameplay for all sports globally. The company’s focus is creating high-quality, unique and engaging educational/informational content to audiences around the world.
PowerSpike provides programmatic influencer marketing technology that enables brands and advertisers to instantaneously launch scalable influencer marketing campaigns in the esports and gaming space.
Laylo is a platform for artists and their teams to identify, connect with and monetize their superfans across the internet. Laylo covers over 1.3 million artists and can categorize taste preferences and interests for hundreds of millions of fans in real time, and deliver that directly to artists via their Laylo dashboard.
Photo: Mike Gursha, founder of Rookie Road Inc.