Michael Fingado

Michael Fingado

Pursuing Master's degree and FSU graduate

Résumé Highlights

Founded 1st First Startup @ age 20
I successfully co-founded my first startup NoteLog in 2007, quickly growing it into a successful social learning company. It was acquired by a growing Canadian startup in 2012. Video: goo.gl/eYmRl
Silicon Valley: Pursuing Entrepreneurial Endeavors
While pursuing my graduate degree I dropped everything and took a chance of a life time to pursue my entrepreneurial endeavors, which I continue to do so today! Recently joining Tred.com and raising $1.7m
D1 NCAA Student-Athlete
Sprinter and Hurdler on the FSU mens track & field team where we won three National Championships, while I was a member of the team.
Worked for Omnicom Group (13.9B revenue)
Gained valuable experience while a PR and advertising account coordinator at Zimmerman Agency - creating branding and PR campaigns for clients such as Cooper Tires, The Ritz-Carlton, Aflac, and others.

Why Upstart

In the immediate future I plan to use the funds to complete the one class needed to complete my Master's Degree in Sport Management. I also plan to pay down my student loan debt so that I can focus 100% on my personal and professional endeavors. A portion will also go towards helping to fund our organization Athletepreneur in Chicago, where my business partner Brian Dzingai resides and has already lined up 50+ potential athlete-entrepreneurs to mentor through our program. It will all be money well spent and I will personally be in contact with all my mentors and donors every step of the way. Currently I am tirelessly focused on launching, growing, and enhancing Tred.com in Seattle and beyond. This means recruiting, onboarding, and training concierges while also promoting, evangelizing and just plain rocking Tred wherever I go. Entrepreneurial DNA and fear tolerance of a honey-badger! Tred redefines the $600B new car market by letting you test drive from your doorstep! Featured by AutoWeek, TechCrunch, & Wired.