Z2Live has grown fast since its founding in 2009 with hit titles such as Battle Nations, Trade Nations, and Metal Storm. Before the debut of Apple’s Game Center app for iPhone gamers, Z2Live was attempting to build something similar to offer users an Xbox-live style experience on a mobile device. It received $3 million in funding for the idea. Once Apple came out with the rival network, Z2Live decided to shift its focus and work on internally developed games. Z2Live’s games now have more than 25 million users.
Always ahead of the curve, Arnold, a business administration major, interned with Z2Live as a junior. After an impressive performance his internship turned into an employment offer after graduation.
Moreover, during his sophomore year, he co-founded a company that produced BracketCast, an iPhone application that used statistical analysis to project the winners of the 2009 March Madness tournament. BracketCast reached the Top 50 in the United States during the tournament, selling tens of thousands of copies.
With an ultimate goal of building his own start-up company from the ground up – Arnold’s experience thus far has given him valuable insight into the business world.
“I was able to contribute to meetings with investors, write and file two patents with the U.S. Patent Office, and spearhead an aggressive SEO campaign for our website. By engaging myself with a little bit of everything, I gained invaluable experience that primes me for anything that comes my way.”