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DocSend Co-Founder/CEO Russ Heddleston Shares His Ambitious Entrepreneurial Journey

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.

DocSend Co-Founder/CEO Russ Heddleston Shares His Ambitious Entrepreneurial Journey - mbaMission

Russ Heddleston, Co-Founder and CEO of DocSend

DocSend aims to ease the process of distributing sales materials by enabling salespeople to send, track, control, and analyze their communications. The company is the brainchild of Russ Heddleston, a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Business School (HBS), and his colleagues. He recently sat down with Shinewald to explain his entrepreneurial path, sharing these stories, among others:

  • Why Heddleston chose to work at a start-up instead of a “big cheque company” after graduating from Stanford
  • What he learned about entrepreneurship by working or interning at such companies as Facebook and Dropbox in their early days
  • How he managed to co-found a company during his studies at HBS

Subscribe to the podcast series to hear Heddleston’s success story and many more!




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