Mr. EduTech Consulting Firm

About Me:

I am an edtech co-founder and product manager of a startup in Nigeria, Africa. I am leading a team of 3-8 people and am responsible for the overall product and growth strategy. Currently, our annual run rate is slightly above $1M.

I will be applying for an MBA and I am equally interested in all schools listed.


Target School: Harvard

Considering: Wharton, Kellogg SOM, MIT Sloan

See More Profiles For: Harvard

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: University of Lagos

Undergrad Major: Electrical Electronics Engineering

GPA: 3.64

GRE: 332

Age: 32,  Ethnicity: Black or African American

Extracurriculars: Work as a Pro Bono Product Consultant for projects I am passionate about | Keynote Speaker | Mathematics Teacher

Work History:

Title: Co-founder & Product Manager

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 8 yrs, 2 mos

Big Life Wins:

– I was selected as a Mandela Washington fellow (business track) by the US government’s Young Africa Leader Initiative (YALI) program (100 out of 7000 entries).
– I have also delivered keynote speeches (upon invitation) about education, product, and technology in Africa at several conferences in the US, Spain, and Rwanda (some had over 5000 attendees).

Post MBA Goal:

Short-term – work as a product manager for a big corporate technology company with the intent of becoming a group product manager in 4-6 years.
Long-term – launch an education technology consulting firm targeted at helping African governments use technology as the core tool for improving learning outcomes for students while providing adequate compensation for teachers at a large scale.


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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 10%

    The big question facing you is this: Are you too old for Harvard Business School? Because you are currently 32 with more than eight years of full-time work experience you fall well outside the typical Harvard MBA student. And you would be 33 when you matriculate with nine years of work experience. How rare is it for someone that old to get into HBS? Well, the last time the school revealed this information it showed that just 12 members of a class of 935 students had nine years of experience. The clear sweet spot are candidates aged 26 and 27, with four to five years of work experience. Obviously, these numbers are also a reflection of the applicant pool. Fewer 30-something folks apply to HBS …

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  • Admissionado | Odds Assessment: 35%

    The good: While international students generally face tougher odds than domestic ones at US M7 schools, the African continent is an underrepresented geographic within the international bucket. All stats equal, you’d have a much harder time coming from a better represented geographic demo like China or India. Still, your candidacy would be enhanced if you were a black American (a more underrepresented demo) than an international student from Africa. Your start up sounds legitimate both in financial terms ($1MM run rate) and social impact ones. All things equal, HBS and other tip-top schools want people who dream of changing their industry and the world for the better, rather than just making a pile of money. The raw outline of your edtech history and passions (your …

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