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From Finance to Food: ChowNow Co-Founder Chris Webb Shares His Entrepreneurial Story

From Finance to Food: ChowNow Co-Founder Chris Webb Shares His Entrepreneurial Story - mbaMission

Chris Webb, Co-Founder of ChowNow

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.

Chris Webb began his career when he was only 19 by accepting a full-time position at former investment bank Bear Stearns. Following a decade-long career in finance, a surprising source introduced Webb to the food business, and—after making a few detours—he co-founded online ordering system ChowNow in 2010. Tune in to the podcast to hear about Webb’s progress throughout the years as he discusses these details and more:

  • Why a gap in the food market caught Webb’s interest despite his background in a completely different field
  • How he and co-founder Eric Jaffe created a fictional prototype of what eventually became ChowNow to test the client waters…
  • …and how many restaurateurs were instantly interested (hint: dozens!)

This entrepreneurial story is only one of more than 40 available in our podcast series. Subscribe today to catch them all!




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