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.
Charlie Kroll is no stranger to the Smart People Should Build Things podcast—he was among our first guests back in 2015! Kroll joins the series for the second time along with Sallie Krawcheck, with whom he founded Ellevest, an investment platform for women. In fact, Krawcheck was initially reluctant to bring in a co-founder at all—but she changed her mind quickly after meeting Kroll. In this podcast episode, the duo describes Ellevest’s journey so far, including these details:
- How a traumatic experience while attending an all-girls school inspired Krawcheck to help women “close their gender money gaps”
- What Kroll initially thought after Krawcheck shared her idea for Ellevest
- The kind of challenges that the Ellevest team must overcome to change the face of investing for women
Subscribe to the podcast series to hear each entrepreneurial story as episodes are released!