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.
Philip Krim has been an entrepreneur for more than a decade. His first company was established during one of Krim’s summer breaks at the University of Texas, when he decided to avoid working a traditional summer job and instead founded the e-commerce company The Merrick Group. By the time Krim graduated, the firm was listed among the 500 fastest growing in the country. Tune in to the podcast to hear what led Krim to co-found the mattress company Casper, as he shares these and other stories:
- How not one but three close family members ended up working at The Merrick Group
- What was needed to transform the company he built from his dorm room into a $9.7M success in only five years
- Why Krim had “sworn off the mattress industry” and how he ended up co-founding one of the most notable mattress companies today
Subscribe to the podcast series to hear more exciting entrepreneurial stories like Krim’s!