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.
Ben Uyeda has had a love for craftsmanship since he was a young boy, and he was determined to let others take advantage of his tips on building things. His inspiration took the form of YouTube—as it often does these days—where Uyeda launched his DIY channel HomeMade Modern. In addition to his helpful and innovative videos, Uyeda is the founder of Free Green (which offers home design plans free of charge), the owner of architecture design firm ZeroEnergy Design, and a visiting lecturer at Northeastern University. And that is only the tip of the iceberg! Tune in to the podcast episode to hear what else Uyeda is doing, in addition to these stories:
- How the modest circumstances of his upbringing made him more resourceful—resulting in such projects as a sword made out of old car parts, which he created at the age of 11
- What role martial arts and TED Talks have played in Uyeda’s career path
- Why his expertise in building things seemed more important than viewership and production value in the early days of his DIY channel
Subscribe to the podcast series today to hear each entrepreneurial success story!