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Candidate:

Mr. Startup Founder

About Me:

1.5 years at MBB with experience in technological transformation and product management, left to found tech powered service based startup in the health and fitness industry in a Caucasus country. Grew startup to 15 people with $1M+ yearly revenue in 1.5 years with only 1 round of $150k seed investment.

Details:

Undergrad School: Top 2 School in Caucasus

Undergrad Major: Business Administration

GPA: 3.12

GMAT: 700

Age: 23,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Founded and ran my university's first newspaper/journal that focused on creating a platform for news, freedom of expression and voice. Currently a member of the board.

Work History:

Title: Founder and CEO

Industry:

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Post MBA Goal:

Post MBA goals are to be able to aggressively scale current startup business into multiple geographical locations and start my country’s first VC fund and startup accelerator to invest in local and regional early stage startups and help them grow and scale their business. Purpose is to elevate and support national entrepreneurs onto the world arena

Schools:

Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 5%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 5%

    The most important advice I can give you is to select a portfolio of MBA programs to which you apply. In making Stanford your first and only choice, you are pretty much insuring a negative result. Here’s why: Both your GPA and your GMAT score are well below Stanford class averages. And while you went to the number two school in Caucasus, I can guarantee you it is not a feeder into Stanford GSB. Your 1.5 years at an MBB firm is an important part of your appeal but I wish you spent a bit more time in that job before going off and starting your own company. I admire your ability to grow your startup to 15 people with $1M+ yearly revenue but wonder …

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