- B.S. Syracuse University
- Angel Investing
- Business Development
- Corporate Strategy
- Digital Media
- Intellectual Property
- Life Sciences
- Product Management
- Startup Law
- Venture Capital
Michael GurshaEntrepreneur-in-Residence Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship
Michael Gursha is an entrepreneur, mentor, angel investor and executive.
He joined the Newhouse School from Curemark LLC, a New York-based biotech company focused on the treatment of autism and other neurological disorders, where he served as vice president of strategic initiatives. Michael was one of the initial team members at Curemark and, over the years, held various positions with the company, including director of business development.
Early in his career, Michael's interest in technology led him to Google, where, at age 18, he spent two summers working in new business development at the Mountain View, California headquarters. During his time there, he assisted the team responsible for improving the Google Search Index and supported the director of business development on early-stage partnerships for Google Health. He later spent several months at Time Inc. Home Entertainment, working mostly on new product development with major brands such as People, InStyle, Sports Illustrated and Time magazine.
While a student at Syracuse University, Michael co-founded the social media startup VouchBoard and was a founding team member of Dream Water, which won first place and $25,000 in the Panasci Business Plan Competition.
Michael is an advisory board member for the Accelerator program at South By Southwest and an advisory council member for New York On Tech. He graduated magna cum laude with dual degrees in television, radio and film from Newhouse and entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises from the Whitman School of Management.