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.
Steven Mazur is a true entrepreneur at heart and has an impeccable eye for noticing disruptions in supply and demand. At the age of 14, he sold paintball supplies after coming across an online forum where players discussed having trouble finding specific accessories. For Mazur’s latest endeavor, Ash & Anvil, the “aha” moment came as his friends remarked about the lack of well-fitting clothing in stores. Mazur and his co-founder launched Ash & Anvil for men who are 5’8” tall or shorter. Tune in to the podcast episode to hear Mazur describe how everything fell into place, discussing these details and more:
- How a “math and science nerd” became interested in men’s fashion
- What his two-year Venture for America fellowship after college taught Mazur
- Why many people thought he and his co-founder were crazy when the entrepreneurs initially described the idea of Ash & Anvil
Subscribe to the podcast series to hear stories like Mazur’s as they are released!