Mr. Entrepreneur

About Me:

Three jobs and five years out of school. I started out as a brand manager at a food CPG (3 years) and now I am a product manager at a Series B funded startup in the Ag-Tech industry. I have founded of two successful startups: a food CPG selling patented health food products earning $250k revenue in year 1 and a real estate / rental property firm with $1.2M revenue in year 1.


Target School: Cornell Johnson

Considering: NYU Stern, Duke Fuqua

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: University of Ottawa

Undergrad Major: Biomedical Science

GPA: 2.7

GMAT: 690

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Member Board of Directors - NPO providing services to developmentally challenged individuals with physical & emotional impairments, Jiu Jitsu, Real Estate Investing / rental property management

Work History:

Title: Product Manager

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: Associate Brand Manager

Industry: CPG

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Ag-Tech: promoted to Product Manager from business analyst. Launched new software product that grew user base by 25% month-over-month CPG startup: raised $10k for initial starting capital and used it to generate over $250k revenue in first year Real Estate: via digital ads and word of mouth, developed rental property clientele, $1.2M rent revenue

Post MBA Goal:

Desired outcome for an MBA is to build foundational knowledge in key business functions in order to build better companies. I love being an entrepreneur but I would like to get some exposure in venture capital, invest in promising startups and help them grow. Long term goals: continue to launch successful startups, possibly even start a VC fund.


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The Experts Rate The Odds At: 22%

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  • Sandy Kreisberg, The HBS Guru Odds Assessment: 30%

    MIT Sloan will not swallow those stats: 2.7/690. And work history after college is a bit unclear. First job sounds solid. Current job also seems solid as does history of having founded two start-ups yourself.

    Whether all that solid accomplishment is enough to overcome your low stats is an open question. I gave you 30 percent odds as way of recognizing that, but MIT rarely goes off their GPA/GMAT protocols. International schools –HEC and Singapore– should be way easier. NYU may go for this, but they are also pretty stats focused.

    4 years ago
  • mbaMission Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hello Mr. Entrepreneur! Krista Nannery from mbaMission here! Thanks for posting.
    I love your combination of 3 years big corporate CPG with 2 years Ag-tech. Add in the start-ups you’ve founded and wow…what a story!!! I can envision some great essays here and a real “Why” for an MBA. (I’m guessing you’ve been baptized by fire a few times.) My concern here is your stats. With a 2.7 GPA, you’re in the lowest 10% of admitted students for most schools. (80th percentile range is typically 3.2 to 3.8 so you’re really low.) Then, the 690 isn’t maybe enough to compensate for that GPA. HEC and NUS might be more flexible here but for CBS, Sloan and Stern, it will be tough. My recommendation would be either …

    4 years ago Read the full review
  • Stratus Admissions Counseling Odds Assessment: 10%

    Mr Entrepreneur, I’m Lisa Cummings of Stratus Admissions, a former Sloan adcomm member. Your entrepreneurial experience is interesting and congrats on your success there.As my peers mention, Sloan is very numbers focused and while I will never say never, with your stats it will make hard for you to get noticed at Sloan. Schools will want to know that you can cut the mustard in the classroom; is there anything you can do to show Sloan, or other schools that you are a solid candidate. You have only been out of school 2 years. Do you think is it possible to get your GMAT up with study or are you convinced this is the best you can do? What …

    4 years ago Read the full review

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