In the fall of 2020, co-founders Ari Roth and Ethan Cott created GateTVs to ease the burden of wanting entertainment in a college setting.
During the 2020 school year, Ari and Ethan worked behind the scenes surveying Colgate students, building a website, forming an LLC, structuring the business, and more. After lots of hard work, we received official approval from the school to start business operations in the fall of 2021.
We did over 35 rentals during our first two semesters of operating. TIA was impressed with our traction and supported us with a seed grant. This allowed us to purchase more TV inventory ahead of time, leading to quicker delivery times for our customers.
Natalie Rong, a 2022 addition to the team as Creative Director, took our marketing efforts to new heights. By fall 2022, our inventory had grown to over 50 smart TVs, which continuously sell out semester after semester.
If you have any questions or are interested in renting a TV, please contact us at email@example.com. Thank you for visiting our website!
I’m a senior from Sudbury, MA majoring in Political Science. Besides GateTVs, other extra curriculars I hold leadership roles are the Colgate Investment Group and TAMID Group. After graduation, I will be working in M&A Consulting for EY-Parthenon. Outside of my professional interests, I am passionate about cars and spend my free time researching them.
Co-Founder, Vice President
I’m a senior from Irvington, New York. I plan on majoring in Peace and Conflict Studies, with a minor in Sociology and Political Science. I’m involved in club hockey, club tennis, and the real estate club outside of this TIA venture. I aspire to work in business one day in the manufacturing and producing of apparel, hard goods, and accessories industry after my time at Colgate.
I’m a senior from Manchester, England, double majoring in Economics and International Relations. Within the Colgate community, I am involved with Colgate Women in Business (CWiB), womens’ club soccer, and often go to barre classes. After graduation, I aspire to work in consulting and go to business school after gaining professional experience.