Entrepreneurs Journey

30 04, 2018

The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Ted Upton


by Kara Baskin In 2009, Cheeky Fishing CEO Ted Upton, MBA ’14, was about as far from the water as you can get. Newly graduated from Bowdoin College, he was a project analyst at Boston law firm Mintz Levin. “I thought I wanted to be a lawyer,” Upton says, laughing. ...

The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Ted Upton2018-04-30T15:46:34+00:00
17 04, 2018

The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Alex Bratianu


by Dylan Walsh Alex Bratianu, who has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, never planned to be an entrepreneur. He was sitting on an airplane one day when a voice came over the intercom and announced a 30-minute delay: the plane needed to be deiced. Twenty minutes later, another half-hour ...

The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Alex Bratianu2018-04-17T12:36:05+00:00
9 04, 2018

The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Hasier Larrea


by Kara Baskin Hasier Larrea SM ’15 grew up in northern Spain, where he studied mechanical engineering. Coming to MIT was a culture shock — mainly due to housing costs. “I learned about lack of space the hard way while looking for a studio apartment with a $500 budget,” he ...

The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Hasier Larrea2018-04-09T12:51:33+00:00
2 04, 2018

The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Elliot Cohen


by Kara Baskin One of the Boston area’s fastest-growing startups began at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. In September 2017, Forbes named Elliot Cohen’s company, PillPack, one of the 25 “Next Billion-Dollar Startups.” In November 2017, Cohen was included on BostInno’s “50 on Fire” list of innovators. The ...

The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Elliot Cohen2018-04-02T12:09:52+00:00
26 03, 2018

The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Yan Liu


by Kara Baskin In the age of DVRs, how can media planners determine who’s really watching which TV shows and ads? It’s easy to track whether a household watches television, but it’s harder to tell if the viewers are actually captivated by what they see. Yan Liu SM ’15 has ...

The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Yan Liu2018-03-26T11:15:12+00:00
19 03, 2018

The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Emily Malina


by Dylan Walsh It’s a staggering figure: the United States wastes roughly 40 percent of its food each year. This amounts to more than $200 billion spent growing, processing, transporting, and disposing of food that is never used. From an environmental perspective, 20 percent of farmland, freshwater, and fertilizer goes ...

The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Emily Malina2018-03-19T14:39:41+00:00
12 03, 2018

The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Jon Bloom


by Kara Baskin Jon Bloom, M.D., didn’t need to attend business school to jumpstart his career. Before arriving at MIT in 2011, he was director of medical affairs at Covidien, a health care products company, and an anesthesiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. While at UPMC and an ...

The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Jon Bloom2018-03-12T11:39:39+00:00
5 03, 2018

The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Brint Markle


by Dylan Walsh In the fall of 2012, in his first week at MIT Sloan, Brint Markle was frantically exploring a handful of business ideas that he had invented more or less on the spot. With other new students from across campus, he was sprinting through the Martin Trust Center’s ...

The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Brint Markle2018-03-05T13:59:27+00:00
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