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.
Christine Hunsicker is the CEO of women’s plus-size clothing subscription service Gwynnie Bee—quite a change from her days at Princeton, where she studied molecular biology before switching to English and medieval studies. Hunsicker went on to work for a financial reporting company, a start-up, and a media firm. Five years ago, she founded the now hugely popular Gwynnie Bee. Tune in to the podcast to hear her story, including these details:
- Why, despite positive feedback from potential Gwynnie Bee customers, Hunsicker had to convince herself that her business idea was worth following
- How the similarities between online advertising and women’s retail helped her transition from one industry to another
- How Hunsicker started Gwynnie Bee in her apartment and ended up building the company from there for more than a year—even her furniture had to be moved out of the way!
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