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.
This week’s guest is Jon Stein, the founder and CEO of automated investing service Betterment. Stein launched his company in hopes of helping clients manage their wealth in an easier and more efficient—or perhaps we should say better—way. Tune in to hear Stein, who received his MBA from Columbia Business School, discuss Betterment, covering these points and more:
- Why the New York Times named Betterment a “start-up unicorn” in a recent article
- How the public’s trust in automated investment services grew gradually over the years
- Stein’s prediction that companies like Betterment will experience tremendous success within the next decade: “Everyone will be doing this.”
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