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.
This podcast episode welcomes two guests: Evan Brandoff and Zubin Teherani, co-founders of LeagueSide, which connects youth sports leagues with suitable sponsors. Brandoff and Teherani first crossed paths at a Venture for America training camp, but the idea for LeagueSide did not come to Brandoff until he attended a local basketball game and realized the connection companies could make with families by sponsoring youth sports teams. Tune in to the podcast to hear these and other details from the company’s story:
- How Brandoff’s and Teherani’s past careers in business development quickly helped build LeagueSide into what it is today
- Why being friends is beneficial for the company, contrary to the stereotype that being both business partners and friends is impossible
- What kind of opportunities Venture for America provided LeagueSide after the initial idea for the company was established
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