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 sixteenth episode of the podcast series, Shinewald welcomes guest Nick Taranto, cofounder of meal delivery business Plated.com. Taranto’s company delivers a weekly box of fresh ingredients and recipes to customers, aiming to help make cooking easier, healthier, and more fun. Like many entrepreneurs, Taranto has traveled a rocky—but in the end, fulfilling—path to business success. Tune in to hear him discuss these stories and more:
- His journey from Wall Street—which he “absolutely hated”—to the Marine Corps and Harvard Business School
- How eating greasy takeout food inspired him and his cofounders to develop Plated.com
- How an article published in the Wall Street Journal early in the company’s history described it as having thousands of customers, while Plated.com’s customer base consisted of basically just one guy—Taranto’s father
Subscribe to the podcast series to hear Taranto’s story and nearly 20 more!