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Mr. Tech Start-Up

About Me:

European immigrant who escaped poverty and homelessness after moving to the US, Ivy League Class Representative, Division I Sports Captain and National Champion, analyst at top investment bank, associate at top private equity firm before founding a for-profit / non-profit hybrid start-up (pre-revenue). Served as diversity recruiting lead at firms.


Undergrad School: Brown / Columbia / Dartmouth

Undergrad Major: History

GPA: 3.52

GMAT: 720

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Board Member and Tutor for Education focused Non-Profit, Division I Sports National Champion and Team Captain, Professional Mentorship Program Founder

Work History:

Title: Founder

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Carlyle Private Equity Associate & JP Morgan Investment Banking Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Post MBA Goal:

I would like to continue working on my start-up, a for-profit / non-profit hybrid company focused on environmental and education reform.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Stanford GSB, Wharton


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 35%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 40%

    So based on your profile, you are obviously in a very strong position for your target schools. Ivy League. JP Morgan and Carlyle. And now the founder of your own startup. If you have investors and some evidence of early success that would really complete the picture. As we often say, if you have successfully jumped over the barriers of highly selective organizations both at the undergradate and employment levels, MBA admission directors feel a lot more comfortable taking a bet on you because you have been vetted by other institutions that they admire and respect. You’ve done that three times now. So even though your GPA and GMAT score are below the HBS class averages, they aren’t low enough to warrant a red flag …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi Mr. Tech Start Up, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. Sounds like you have a very compelling story of overcoming adversity. And not just overcoming – but leading to the level that HBS, GSB and Wharton are looking for. Your stats are solid, and while your GMAT is lower than the average and problem even further lower than others with banking experience, it sounds like you have a really unique profile that schools will value. I have heard it said that HBS will blink once (at something that is lower than their average) but not twice. So if your GMAT is slightly lower all other aspects of your applications need to be strong. As you are putting together your application, be authentic, what unique perspective …

    3 months ago Read the full review

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