Today, many aspiring MBAs and MBA graduates want to join start-ups or launch such companies themselves. Is entrepreneurship as exciting as it seems? Is it really for you? mbaMission Founder Jeremy Shinewald has teamed up with Venture for America and CBS Interactive to launch Smart People Should Build Things: The Venture for America Podcast. Each week, Shinewald interviews another entrepreneur so you can hear the gritty stories of their ups and downs on the road to success.
The sixth podcast episode introduces two guests, Scott Reich and Mike Winik, the creators of the online farmer’s market OurHarvest—which was recently featured in the New York Times. Tune in to hear the former college roommates’ unconventional story, sharing these tidbits and much more:
- Leaving behind the security of their respective careers in law and investment banking—and later running into bewildered previous co-workers while driving the OurHarvest food truck around New York City
- Knocking on possible partners’ doors wearing their sneakers—in true bootstrapper fashion!—only to soon find themselves partnering with such giants as Uber and Equinox
- Making regular drives in the middle of the night in response to email alerts from a thawing freezer truck
Subscribe to the podcast series to hear how OurHarvest and many other start-ups grew into notable companies!