Mike Yepp is currently pursuing a JD from Northwestern Law in Chicago, IL.
Prior to entering law school, Mike served as the Director of Marketing and Business Development at Gravity, a startup focused on building a more intelligent and personalized web.
Formerly, he founded and served as the CEO of Crush Entertainment, a new media entertainment company, which he started as an undergraduate student at the University of Southern California.
As CEO of Crush Entertainment, he secured half a million dollars in equity financing, established key strategic partnerships, managed the development and growth of CrushTV.com, a college-based social networking and content website, and produced original programming about the college lifestyle.
After leaving Crush, he served as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Slingshot Labs, a News Corp. owned web incubator, where he developed the strategic vision, marketing strategy and action plan to launch a social startup.
In addition, he served as the Director of Business Development at C Student Entertainment and has been tapped by companies such as Venrock Capital and Spark Networks to advise in the marketing and development of social media startups.
Yepp has a B.S. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Southern California and remains active in the USC entrepreneurial community, where he speaks to MBA and undergraduate classes about his startup experiences.
Prior to entering college, Yepp competed on the professional satellite tennis circuit in the U.S. and Spain.