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.
What does a podcast host do when a guest is so interesting that time runs out before discussion topics do? He gives the guest a two-part episode, of course! In the first double-episode interview of the series’ history, Sam Rosen, the founder and CEO of the storage solution company MakeSpace, takes Jeremy Shinewald and podcast listeners on a trip through his journey in entrepreneurship. Download or stream both episodes to hear these highlights and more:
- How long backpacking trips to Honduras and Colombia made Rosen realize what he truly wanted to do—or, rather, what he did not want to do
- The role Hurricane Sandy played in the birth of MakeSpace
- How having customers everywhere from Brooklyn projects to Central Park West luxury buildings symbolizes the breadth of the issues MakeSpace hopes to solve
Subscribe to the series to hear dozens of entrepreneurial stories like Rosen’s!