Mr. Biotech Startup To PE

About Me:

I originally intended to go to Medical School, I scored 98th percentile on the MCAT and was accepted to multiple schools. I happened to join a Life Science Entrepreneurship class my last year of undergrad and ended up founding a biotech company. This experience led me to pursue my passion for healthcare from a business side vs as a clinician.


Undergrad School: BYU

Undergrad Major: Kinesiology

GPA: 3.8

GMAT: 740

Age: 30,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Founder and Club President for University Wrestling Club. Built a team that place 3rd and 2nd in annual conference finals, participated in the national tournament, and recognized as an academic all-american. Bilingual teacher for the American Red Cross. Taught classes in Spanish on CPR, emergency preparedness, and other crisis scenarios.

Work History:

Title: Private Equity Associate

Industry: Venture Capital

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos

Title: Co-Founder

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

My biotech start-up raised a 7-figure seed round and conducted both in vitro and in vivo trials. We established collaborations with the CDC and multiple state-level agencies on our research, some of which we ultimately published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Post MBA Goal:

Post-MBA I would like to work with a healthcare-focused investment firm that can add operational value to invested companies.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Stanford GSB


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 45%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 60%

    Hey, Mr. Biotech Startup, Julie-Anne Heafey at mbaMission here. I like your stats and I like your story…from the limited info I have on this form, I am very intrigued. I think the open questions I have are two: where is your company now and why is your what next different? I’m curious about what’s happening to your startup – you’ve raised money – you’re in trials – what’s happening while you’d be in business school? Why leave for your MBA? And your goals seem to involve new pastures – will you really want to switch to an investment firm instead of being an operator? Are you ready to take on a very different perspective? Other than …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi Mr. Biotech Startup to PE, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. So you have a lot of the makings of a strong profile that will be attractive. You stats are strong – which is great. Leadership shines through with your startup – and sounds like a very interesting story – and your involvement in wrestling and the Red Cross. I am a Spanish learner – so always value and appreciate those who can speak, let alone teach, in another language. I’d love to learn more about your transition from your start up to PE. Are you in an Ops role in the PE firm? Or have you transitioned to more of a financial role? And I’d love to dig into a bit more on your …

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