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BobbyPin Founder Avi Millman Describes His Path from Retail to Scavenger Hunts to Location Sharing

BobbyPin Founder Avi Millman Describes His Path from Retail to Scavenger Hunts to Location Sharing - mbaMission

Avi Millman, CEO and Founder of BobbyPin

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.

Avi Millman is no stranger to entrepreneurship. From Stray Boots, a scavenger hunt app, to his latest endeavor, BobbyPin, Millman has planted enough company seeds to have insight on the field. BobbyPin offers an easy way to track and share interesting locations around the world. In this podcast episode, he discusses many of the details of his experiences, including the following:

  • How he ended up selling tonic water from door to door
  • What drove him to move to the Virgin Islands after leaving retail behind
  • How the idea of Stray Boots came to him while he was standing in Rome holding a guidebook

Subscribe to the podcast series to hear exciting entrepreneurial stories like Millman’s as they are released!




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