Entrepreneurship

Sapphire Ventures’ Quiet Approach Speaks Volumes with HBS Alums
Alumni, Entrepreneurship, HomePost, Industry Insights, Print Edition, Venture Capital

Sapphire Ventures’ Quiet Approach Speaks Volumes with HBS Alums

Ask any current HBS student with a background or interest in venture capital this simple question: “What is the best-performing venture capital fund in the world?” Likely answers include Sequoia, Accel, NEA, Greylock or Andreessen Horowitz – each a smart pick. Yet, a quick look at CB Insights’ list of the top VC funds with…

Winning Sustainably: Harvard Students Make Top Ten Finalists in Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge
Campus News, Entrepreneurship, International, On Campus, Print Edition

Winning Sustainably: Harvard Students Make Top Ten Finalists in Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge

Every year, Morgan Stanley runs the Sustainable Investing Challenge, which gives students a platform to create sustainable and profitable solutions to varying world problems. The organization’s study defines sustainable investing as “the practice of making investments in companies or investments which aim to achieve market-rate financial returns while pursuing positive social and/or environmental impact.” This…

Take it From the Guy who Created FOMO: One Job is not Enough
Alumni, Entrepreneurship, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition

Take it From the Guy who Created FOMO: One Job is not Enough

With graduation fast approaching, it’s natural to feel apprehensive about finding a job that will be both interesting and fulfilling. Even if you manage to find a position that meets your wildest expectations, how do you know that your initial excitement will last? According to Forbes Magazine, a recent survey by the Conference Board indicates…

Justin Bieber Chooses Harvard Business School over Stanford
Admissions Advice, Campus News, Entrepreneurship, News

Justin Bieber Chooses Harvard Business School over Stanford

On March 30, Harvard Business School’s admissions board sent out final decisions to round 2 applicants. Shortly thereafter, sources reported that pop sensation Justin Bieber is among the batch accepted into HBS’ class of 2018. The cherry on top for HBS is that Bieber had been accepted into Stanford’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) earlier…

Resisting the Path of Least Resistance
Culture, Entrepreneurship, HomePost, Opinion, Print Edition, Recruiting

Resisting the Path of Least Resistance

By Tiffany Zhou, Harvard Business School Class of 2017 There’s been an odd gloom on campus lately, and I’m not talking about the weather. I’m talking about those of us who are still figuring out what to do this summer. It’s understandably jarring—we spent all of first semester philosophizing about leadership, changing the world, finding…

#OverheardOnWestrek – Tactical tips on how to break into start-ups, big tech and VC
Club Corner, Current Events, Entrepreneurship, HomePost, Industry Insights, News, Opinion, Print Edition, Recruiting, Student Club

#OverheardOnWestrek – Tactical tips on how to break into start-ups, big tech and VC

By Jennifer Hurford, Harvard Business School Class of 2017 Secretly thankful you didn’t get any of those consulting/banking jobs you felt FOMOed into interviewing for? Here are some tips for getting a job in tech and VC brought to you straight from the mouths of HBS SF alums in big tech, start-ups, clean tech, and VC….

From Food Delivery to Shower Caps: Advice for FIELD 3 from an EC
Entrepreneurship, FIELD 3, HomePost, Industry Insights, Print Edition, Women

From Food Delivery to Shower Caps: Advice for FIELD 3 from an EC

By Tamara Zagorovskaya, HBS Class of 2016 This time last year, I joined a FIELD 3 team that was planning to disrupt the food delivery business. Coming from a finance background and never having caught the entrepreneurial bug, I was afraid of taking risks and dreading the forced “opportunity” to start a company at school….

International Surprises: The Best of Field 2 Travels
Culture, Entrepreneurship, FIELD 2, HomePost, International, Opinion, Print Edition, Travel

International Surprises: The Best of Field 2 Travels

By Annie Lindseth, HBS Class of 2017 What could possibly happen when you send 900 MBAs to 12 countries to interview locals and develop new products? It turns out that you can’t anticipate everything, even with a GEO team organizing minute details. And that’s a good thing. Unexpected experiences made Field 2 travel more fun…

Leveling the Playing Field: Lower the Cost of Pursuing an MBA
Admissions Advice, Alumni, Entrepreneurship, HomePost, Publishing Partner, Recruiting

Leveling the Playing Field: Lower the Cost of Pursuing an MBA

With acceptance rates at top MBA programs ranging from 7% to 20% and recent studies showing that over 50% of MBA applicants use an MBA consultant, the cost for competing begins early in the MBA pursuit process and has steepened dramatically. This advice comes at a steep price, though: the average hourly rate for admissions…

The first six months of building a startup while at HBS: A reflection
Culture, Entrepreneurship, HomePost, Industry Insights, News, Print Edition, Recruiting, Women

The first six months of building a startup while at HBS: A reflection

For the past 6 months, HBS EC student Tess Brooks has been building Confi (confi.co), an online community for young women seeking advice on health topics that can be uncomfortable to talk about (OB/GYN, sexual health, mental health, communication, etc.). Here, Tess reflects on her experience as a first-time founder, working full-time on her startup…

Alumni Fashion & Apparel Recruiting Advice with ‘Adore Me’ Founder & CEO
Alumni, Entrepreneurship, HomePost, Industry Insights, News, Recruiting

Alumni Fashion & Apparel Recruiting Advice with ‘Adore Me’ Founder & CEO

The Harbus had the opportunity to sit down with HBS Alum Morgan Hermand-Waiche (MBA ‘10), Founder & CEO of apparel company Adore Me, and asked him to share his thoughts on the fashion industry, how he differentiates himself from competitors, and what he looks for in a successful applicant during his own recruitment process. Megan…

You Could be the Warren Buffett of Social Investing
Culture, Entrepreneurship, Industry Insights, On Campus, Outside the Bubble

You Could be the Warren Buffett of Social Investing

Eric Gastfriend (MBA ’15) is the co-Founder of Harvard University Effective Altruism Student Group. He explains why now is the time to pay attention to effective giving. Suppose I told you about an investment that would easily generate a 60x return in a few years with very little risk.  And then I tell you that some of…

Five Days to a Billion-Dollar Company
Campus News, Entrepreneurship

Five Days to a Billion-Dollar Company

With commencement and summertime upon us, Philip Levinson, HKS alum and Learn Capital Venture Advisor, shares the updated story of how two HBS students turned their five-day class trip in 2009 into CloudFlare. More than 900 HBS 1st-year students are now embarking on their summer endeavors and travels before returning this fall for their EC…

Commit to Start
Culture, Entrepreneurship, News, Outside the Bubble

Commit to Start

As explained below, a group of EC students have together launched an initiative whereby their graduating classmates can create tangible goals for making a difference after their graduation. In this letter to the editor, EC Wyatt Smith (HBS ’15) discusses the program, called Commit to Start. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]I[/stag_dropcap]t’s not always easy to envision the…

CEO seven months after HBS
Campus News, Entrepreneurship, HomePost

CEO seven months after HBS

Professor Kevin Sharer, former CEO of Amgen, shares the story of a HBS graduate who found himself the owner and CEO of a multi-million dollar company just seven months after graduating from his MBA. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]W[/stag_dropcap]e at HBS are rightly and deservedly known as the institution most focused on the general manager’s view, and we…

Q&A with ‘Curated’ Founder Dave Verwer
Entrepreneurship, Industry Insights, Publishing Partner

Q&A with ‘Curated’ Founder Dave Verwer

[stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]D[/stag_dropcap]uring The Harbus’ search for a time-saving, modern, easy-to-use, and effective platform to adopt for the execution and delivery of our weekly digital newsletter, we found new friends in UK-based software developer, Dave Verwer, and his company, Curated. Like most, we were a bit overwhelmed by how many curated content publication companies are…

HBS founders launch startup based on deep technical expertise
Campus News, Entrepreneurship

HBS founders launch startup based on deep technical expertise

RCs Chris O’Neill and Allison Vargas today launched their new startup, ‘Technicly’, an ambitious machine learning data analytics business. In an interview at Technicly’s launch night, the founders explained their technology offered companies “complex data analysis and evaluation tools that previously cost hundreds of thousands of dollars”. “We’re excited to be launching today,” Allison said,…

Serving the HBS mission while studying: Board Fellows & Social Enterprise Club
Culture, Entrepreneurship, Outside the Bubble

Serving the HBS mission while studying: Board Fellows & Social Enterprise Club

Club Co-Presidents Hannah Merves and Ricardo Aguirre look at the impact HBS students are having on local non-profits through the club’s volunteer consulting work. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]A[/stag_dropcap]s students we often struggle with how to make sense of the HBS mission to educate leaders who make a difference in the world.  One student organization that is…

HBS Latin American Conference 2015: OUR OWN WAY
Campus News, Club Corner, Entrepreneurship, Industry Insights, Publishing Partner

HBS Latin American Conference 2015: OUR OWN WAY

ECs Maria-Fe Razetto and Sebastian Valenzuela, Co-Chairs of HBS’ upcoming XVII Latin American Conference, tells us how the event will gather business and policy leaders from the region embracing the uniqueness and unlocked potential for its countries. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]I[/stag_dropcap]n a context that has disfavored the appetite for emerging economies in general, and Latin America in particular, the upcoming edition…

2015 Dynamic Women in Business Conference: Going Beyond
Campus News, Club Corner, Culture, Entrepreneurship, HomePost, Print Edition

2015 Dynamic Women in Business Conference: Going Beyond

WSA Communications Director Angela Winkel reports on the 2015 edition of the Dynamic Women in Business Conference. 1100 attendees.  800+ tweets.  22 panels.  10 lessons that empowered. Seven lessons that energized – and deftly merged stand-up comedy with women’s empowerment. Three lessons that inspired. One case launched. Nine months of planning. One incredible day.  …

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