We had the good fortune of connecting with Kyle Gronski and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kyle, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
The idea for Unfiltered Sports started in the summer of 2020 when we came together and wanted to create a business using our passion for sports. We started out small on instagram posting highlights and some of our first bets on sporting events. We faced a lot of challenges early on as none of us knew how to gain an audience or market our services correctly. However, every idea you put into action will bring its problems and you will learn to fix them.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
There are many challenges that come with turning an idea into reality. The biggest one for us was starting from square one and expecting quick success. You can have the most fascinating ideas but without a way to present those ideas to your audience you have nothing. As time passes you realize you will have plenty of things that do not work out but it is not about how many things go wrong it’s about how you fix the things that are not working.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Our favorite thing to do in Seattle that relates to our business is going to live sporting events. We have been fortunate enough, this year, to go to MLB, NFL, NCAA, NHL, and NBA games which we all covered on our socials. Sports betting in Arizona was legalized on September 9th, 2021 and we are still waiting on it to be legalized in Washington which will greatly help us.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Unfiltered Sports would be impossible to grow without the support of the great people we have picked up along the way. It started out as a group of friends at a high school lunch table debating about sports and there’s no better people we would like to have in order to turn Unfiltered from a start up to a profitable business.

Instagram: unfiltered_sports

Twitter: @Unfilteredpodus

Youtube: Unfiltered Sports

Other: We run a weekly podcast to discuss sports of all kinds (mostly NFL due to playoffs) We also post free daily bets on Instagram where we are 64% accurate all time. Thank you for taking the time to read this and we hope to have you along for the ride.

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