Mike Rolih

Founder/CEO

GoRout LLC

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Mike Rolih was an all-state high school athlete in Chicago who later played minor-league baseball, then coached and scouted for a couple of professional baseball teams. Along the way, he earned a master’s degree in science and technology. Rolih came up with the concept of wearable technology and playmaking software that allows football teams to practice plays more quickly; that became the basis of Rochester-based GoRout, which kicked off in 2013. The company has scored quickly. Dozens of high schools and colleges are using its technology. And in August, GoRout pulled in $1 million in additional seed financing. That should help it add more schools to its roster—and develop new products.