Georgetown McDonough | Mr. Navy Vet
GRE 310, GPA 2.6
Chicago Booth | Ms. IB Hopeful
GMAT 710, GPA 2.77
Columbia | Mr. Infra-Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.68
London Business School | Mr. Indian Banking Leader
GMAT 750, GPA 3.32
Stanford GSB | Mr. Pizza For Breakfast
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Top Performer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Ms. Comeback Kid
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6
Darden | Mr. Military Communications Officer
GRE Not taken yet, GPA 3.4
Kellogg | Ms. Retail To Technology
GMAT 670, GPA 3.8
Ross | Mr. Top 25 Hopeful
GMAT 680, GPA 3.3
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Qualcomm Quality
GMAT 660, GPA 3.4
Chicago Booth | Ms. Hotel Real Estate
GMAT 730, GPA 3.75
Chicago Booth | Mr. EduTech
GRE 337, GPA 3.9
Yale | Mr. Gay Social Scientist
GMAT 740, GPA 2.75 undergrad, 3.8 in MS
MIT Sloan | Mrs. Company Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 2.92
Wharton | Mr. Cross-Border
GMAT 780, GPA 3.7
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Career Change
GMAT Have yet to take. Consistent 705 on practice tests., GPA 3.5
HEC Paris | Mr. Introverted Dancer
GMAT 720, GPA 4.0
Kellogg | Mr. Safety Guy
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
Harvard | Mr. Aspiring FinTech Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Fill In The Gaps
GRE 330, GPA 3.21
INSEAD | Mr. Behavioral Changes
GRE 336, GPA 5.8/10
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Texas Recruiter
GMAT 770, GPA 3.04
USC Marshall | Mr. Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 4.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Entertainment Agency
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8
Chicago Booth | Mr. Quant
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7

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.