Sam Weber – I love sports, startups, and seeing hard work pay off. I graduated from Grove City College in 2014 where I earned a degree in English with concentrations in business and legal studies. I was also a member of the women’s soccer team and led my team in goals my sophomore and junior years while also helping the team make program history at the NCAA tournament in 2012.
At 19 years old I had my first startup idea while visiting my sister (Founder & CEO of @Foodspotting) in San Francisco. Back then, I knew absolutely nothing about business — I was just an English major with a vision of what I wanted the college athletic recruiting process to look like. In 2014, my startup went on to be named to Inc. Magazine’s Top 4 list of Coolest College Startups in America.
After graduation, I raised money to support my first non-fiction book, and I finally finished the first draft of In a Hero’s Steps in March. I also keep up a this blog, edit a Medium publication, and write marketing content and technical documents for several startup clients. In September, I moved from Pittsburgh to San Francisco to jumpstart my tech career and explore the west coast.