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 fourteenth podcast episode features Venture for America board member and entrepreneur Eric Cantor. After getting his first taste of entrepreneurship by founding two Internet infrastructure companies when the Internet was still in its infancy, Cantor has done innovative work globally and now serves as the vice president of product development at Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners. Cantor’s journey to the present day has been a whirlwind to say the least. Tune in to the podcast to hear him share these stories and more:
- How he spent four years in Uganda and Kenya developing technology solutions—the first of their kind in Africa
- Winning a $250K innovation award for the financial mobile tool PayGoal while it was still in beta
- How Venture for America became his “soul nonprofit involvement”
Subscribe to the podcast series to hear all the details of Cantor’s story and many others!