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.
In the tenth installment of the podcast series, Shinewald welcomes guest Noah Glass, founder of the rapidly growing online and mobile restaurant ordering platform provider Olo. Glass—who says he is often confused with the Twitter cofounder bearing the same name—tells the story of how he grew Olo from a brand-new start-up to a 10-year-old company with a clientele that includes such established restaurants as Five Guys Burgers & Fries and Cold Stone Creamery. Tune in to hear the following tidbits and much more:
- How Glass found himself spending a year building a local office for nonprofit Endeavor Global, Inc., in South Africa after arriving in the country for what was to be initially a three-month assignment
- Choosing to quit his job at Endeavor and declining Harvard Business School’s acceptance to seize a unique opportunity to pursue entrepreneurship
- How Olo grew from an “aha” moment to a platform with 12 million consumers and 10,000 restaurants
Subscribe to the podcast series to get all the details on Glass’s entrepreneurial journey as well as many other success stories!