John Wukovits '67 | July 24, 2015
The complex obstacles behind launching a new enterprise boiled down to a simple formula for Dave Finocchio ’05 — combine vision and passion with hard work. He observed numerous examples of this while growing up in California’s renowned Silicon Valley. “I figured out that I wanted to do something I was passionate about, rather than only looking for the best-paying job,” the San Francisco resident says.
After watching a Notre Dame basketball game in his senior year, he was disappointed when the only Internet article about the game he could find was riddled with errors and lacked sufficient analysis. Finocchio concluded that if he was disappointed in sports coverage about his favorite team, millions of fans about the country probably felt the same.
After receiving his degree in history and economics, Finocchio sketched out the basics of Bleacher Report and sent it to three friends. They started the sports website in 2007, and immediately faced an issue that threatened to derail the project.
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