In a recent conversation with my good friend John Exley I learned about a great new start up called Star Street. StarStreet takes being a sport fan to a new level. Fantasy Sports is very popular amongst sports fans and Star Street founder Jeremy Levine has found a way to capture this passion in a business explained as the Sports Stock Market.
I recently talked with Jeremy Levine and found out he is similar to me in what he is doing and his motivation for getting their. He came up with the idea for Star Street when he was young and has been working on it ever since. His passion to start his own business took him to Syracuse University where he studied entrepreneurship. While the curriculum isn’t what he expected classes allowed him time to research athletes and gather information to get Star Street off the ground. After having a teacher tell him that his idea wouldn’t work, that was all the motivation he needed.
Jeremy started working at the Boston Incubator to make Star Street a reality. Star Street has become a big hit amongst sports fans. Jeremy referred to it as a online trading cards for sports fans, John Exley described it great in his blog about Star Street.
It hasn’t been an easy road Jeremy said that the whole process of starting a business is challenging. To overcome it you have to stay driven and motivated and not allow quitting to become an option for you as an entrepreneur. In Jeremy’s road to entrepreneurship he found motivation from social networking and reading blogs and networking with like minded individuals. He also gained motivation from learning from people in the industry. Being a big fan of Apple, Steve Jobs is someone that Jeremy looked up to. He also got inspiration from Paul English founder of Kayak and Don Mesh Founder of Hub Spot.
I asked Jeremy what advice he would offer to up and coming entrepreneurs and he came up with the following; “learn to code and hustle like crazy, and learn as much as you can as fast as you can. Listen to pod casts, read blogs, follow people on twitter, read questions on quora and answer them as well are all social networking tips that he had.” Jeremy’s suggestion to the struggling entrepreneur is, “Don’t get overwhelmed and don’t worry about what you don’t know, move on to the next idea and find the simplest way to get the job done.”
Jeremy says the future of Star Street is looking bright and he sees lots of possibilities for the future including possibilities of including a form of Fantasy Sports into the business. Star Street continues to expand and is currently looking for motivated and passion driven individuals to help Star Street to continue to grow. Contact Jeremy Levine for more information if interested.
To the entrepreneurs out there learn from people like Jeremy and do what you want to do and fulfill your dreams.