Entrepreneur: Jeremy Levine ’05
Business founded: StarStreet
Jeremy Levine ’05 always thought a sports stock market would be cool.
“As a kid, I loved trading baseball cards,” he said.
In 2009, Levine turned his idea into reality with StarStreet. Since then, the site and the concept have changed several times- or pivoted as he explained using a term often used in the start up world.
“One of the most important things is to go with something you’d never give up on. Something you’re passionate about,” Levine said.
Today, the site is the “best place for serious fantasy sports players to play”, and after three years of constant hard work, the company is expected to turn its first profit this month.
“It can be really stressful sometimes. There have been multiple times I thought the company would fail,” Levine said. “But I love it. I couldn’t be happier with what I’m doing.”
While there are several fantasy sports sites on the market, Levine credits his success to StarStreet’s customer service.
“We saw what others were doing and we thought we could do it better,” he said.
In the same respect, he also encouraged students to not give up on an idea just because someone else already did it.
“If you’re not happy with what they’re offering, if you think you can do it better, then go for it,” Levine said. “Don’t give up.”
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