Tuck | Mr. Winning Team
GMAT 760, GPA 7.95 out of 10
Harvard | Mr. Research 2+2
GMAT 740, GPA 3.96
Chicago Booth | Mr. Space Launch
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Government Consultant
GMAT 600, GPA 3
London Business School | Mr. Investment Finance
GMAT 750, GPA 2.2
Harvard | Mr. Renewable Energy Investing
GMAT 740, GPA 4.0
NYU Stern | Mr. Long Shot
GRE 303, GPA 2.75
MIT Sloan | Ms. MD MBA
GRE 307, GPA 3.3
Darden | Ms. Teaching-To-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.47
Kellogg | Ms. Kellogg Bound Ideator
GMAT 710, GPA 2.4
Wharton | Ms. PMP To MBA
GMAT 710, GPA 3.72
INSEAD | Mr. Media Startup
GMAT 710, GPA 3.65
Kellogg | Mr. Sales Engineer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.00
Stanford GSB | Mr. LGBTQ
GMAT 740, GPA 3.58
Duke Fuqua | Mr. 2020
GMAT 630, GPA 3.92
MIT Sloan | Mr. Generic Nerd
GMAT 720, GPA 3.72
Cambridge Judge | Mr. Versatility
GMAT 680, GPA 3.6
Stanford GSB | Mr. Seller
GMAT 740, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Hustler
GMAT 760, GPA 4
Chicago Booth | Mr. M7 Aspirant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.79 / 4.00
Harvard | Mr. Low GPA Product Manager
GMAT 780, GPA 3.1
HEC Paris | Mr. Indian Journalist
GMAT 690, GPA 2.8
Tepper | Mr. Family Biz
GRE 329, GPA 3.46
Stanford GSB | Just Jim
GRE 335, GPA 3.99
Stanford GSB | Ms. Aspiring Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8 (Highest Honor)
Harvard | Mr. Amazon Manager
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Ms. Economics
GRE 330, GPA 9.68/10 ~ 3.9

Poets&Quants’ Top 100 MBA Startups

RankCompany nameFunding (Millions)Founder(s)SchoolDescriptionLaunch Year
52BaubleBar$5.6Amy Jain, Daniella YacobovskyHarvardEcommerce2011
53Hukkster$5.5Katie Finnegan, Erica BellDuke (Fuqua)Ecommerce2012
54Nutmeg$5.3Nick Hungerford, William ToddStanfordFinancial Services2011
55TroopSwap$5.3Matt Thompson, Blake HallHarvardEcommerce for the miliary2010
56FINsix$5.3Vanessa Green, Anthony Sagneri, George Hwang, Justin BurkhartMIT (Sloan) Electronics2010
57Rock Health$5.0Halle Tecco, Nate GrossHarvardHealth startup accelerator2010
57GetGoing$5.0Alek Vernitsky, Alek Strygin, Ilya GluhovskyHarvardTravel2011
57Pocket Gems$5.0Daniel Terry, Harlan CrystalStanfordMobile gaming2009
57Friend.ly$5.0Ed Baker, Joachim De Lombaert, Bryan GuillemetteStanfordSocial networking2009
57Naratte$5.0Brett Paulson, Byron AlsbergStanfordMobile payments2009
62Busuu.com$4.6Berhnhard Neisner, Adrian HiltiIEEducation2008
63Science Exchange$4.5Dan Knox, Ryan Abbott, Elizabeth IornsMIT (Sloan) Education2011
64CommonBond$4.2David Klein, Michael Taormina, Jessup SheanU Penn (Wharton)Financial Services2011
65GoEuro$4.0Naren ShaamHarvardTravel search platform2012
65Paddle8$4.0Aaditya Julka, Alexander GilkesHarvardOnline auction house2011
65Golfkick$4.0Salman Syed, Ammad FaisalYaleGolf performance technology2013
68Vaxess Technologies$3.8Michael Schraeder, Patrick Ho, Kathryn Kousda, Livio ValentiHarvardVaccine stabilization2011
69Cognitive Electronics$3.4Mac Dougherty, Gregg Fairbrothers, Andrew Felch, Richard GrangerDartmouth (Tuck)Big Data2008
70Chope$3.4Arrif ZiaudeenStanfordOnline resturant reservations2011
71RallyPoint Networks$3.1Yinon Weiss, Aaron KletzingHarvardSocial Networking2012
72Lark$3.1Julia HuMIT (Sloan) Electronics2010
73DITTO$3.0Kate Endress, Sergey Surkov, Dmitry KornilovStanfordEyewear2011
74Post.Bid.Ship$3.0  Jarret Hamstreet, Micky ThompsonArizona (Eller)Commercial Transportation2011
75FSA Store$2.8Jeremy MillerColumbiaEcommerce2010

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.