All posts by Sara Raffa

Startup Spotlight: i4Spy

Last year, I took my startup, Eislee, through the Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC )– a track of the New Venture Challenge with a focus on launching social enterprises. With the 2016 SNVC under way, I wanted to spotlight one of the amazing teams in this year’s competition.

The following is a guest blog post by Lavinia Popinceanu, a second year Booth student and founder/CEO of i4Spy

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Live Chat with Us!

On May 26th from 12-1pm CT, a handful of us bloggers from The Booth Experience team will be available to answer all your questions in a live chat. Ask us about classes, student life, faculty, recruiting, and anything else you want to know about Booth and our ridiculously awesome community. Just don’t ask if we are ready to graduate in less than a month – we aren’t, and we don’t like being reminded that our amazing two years as Booth students are coming to an end.

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Startup Spotlight: TransparentMBA

In case you hadn’t noticed, Booth is abuzz with Entrepreneurship. Each Spring, the New Venture Challenge (NVC) kicks off, and the excitement is present all over Harper Center. NVC strategy sessions fill the Winter Garden, customer research interviews consume the conference rooms, and venture capitalists and famous entrepreneurs roam the halls to help with judging and coaching sessions.

The latest and greatest news is this awesome article on Poets & Quants on NVC semi-finalist TransparentMBA and its exponential growth in the last 4 months. We asked CEO Mitch Kirby to share more about what it’s been like starting up this awesome new company…

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Common myths about the flexible curriculum and cohort system

Anyone who reads about Booth is sure to stumble upon two key differentiators: our flexible curriculum and our cohort system. Through discussions with dozens of prospective students, I’ve noticed that they tend to love the former and show some concern about the latter. When I was applying, I too shared a lot of these feelings. But I’ve also noticed that both of these Booth trademarks are all-too-often misunderstood. So here’s my take on what the flexible curriculum and the cohort system really mean to Booth students, and why I wouldn’t want them any other way.

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Booth for the Holidays

This past November and December, Boothies celebrated the winter holidays together, all over the world – 400 students crashed Aspen for a week for our annual Ski Trip, hundreds went on career treks from San Francisco to Dubai, and endless more celebrated classmates’ weddings, spent time with family, or traveled to new cities. We asked all of our amazing classmates to share their holiday photos that captured their favorite aspects of the Booth community—its interconnectedness, its creativity, its diversity, its adventurousness, and every other event or observation that inspires us all to get in the Booth spirit! Check out our favorites…

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