DAVID KOBROSKY
University of Michigan
Undergraduate
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Meet David Kobrosky – a tech wiz, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and undergraduate student at the University of Michigan.
David's passion for technology was ignited in high school, after he and some friends developed High Serve -- an iOS application that streamlines the community service process, making it easier for young people to get pursue volunteer opportunities. After winning the 2016 Babson Boston Cup, David got involved with the prestigious Hackathon: TechCrunch Disrupt. At the event, David and his teammates began building a platform to make algorithms for trading Bitcoin, during which time he became obsessed with a new technology called Blockchain.
David enrolled at the University of Michigan and worked with his peers to start Blockchain at Michigan, an organization dedicated to building leaders in the Blockchain space through education, research & development, and consulting. Kobrosky became deeply involved with the Blockchain community, contributing to Ethereum Improvement Proposals, traveling to Hong Kong for Hackathons, and becoming the first hire and intern at a Blockchain startup called Roll. After David's internship, Gary Vaynerchuk, one of the investors in Roll, needed someone to manage the technology Roll was building for his company, VaynerX. So, Vaynerchuk invited David to work alongside him, leading David to take a semester off from the University of Michigan to work full time. David returns to the University of Michigan this fall and will continue to work closely Vaynerchuk and the Roll Platform.
Aside from his technological skills, David is an avid skateboarder and started Skatify, building skateboard parks out of recycled shipping containers. This effort led to David being recognized as a Global Teen Leader by the We Are Family Foundation in the Spring of 2018. You can see his recent TEDx talk at the University of Michigan here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMq2UkJ0nxU
Click below for additional references: 
Hong Kong Hackathon: https://www.nifty.gg/
Skatify: https://www.skatify.org/​​​​​​​