In the next edition of our Best Booth Moment Series, second year Nakul Gupta shares key learnings that helped him build a mentorship platform:
During my first year at Booth I was excited, more than anything else, by the sheer number of opportunities. It was intoxicating to navigate the endless stream of choices from classes and professors to talks, socials, and trips. I soaked it all in. After all, it was a special opportunity to meet so many people and cultivate deep relationships! I knew what really mattered to me the most was building a strong community and generating ideas with others that can have a positive, lasting impact.
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During orientation at Booth, we had the opportunity to hear from Booth Alumni from a variety of different backgrounds. Their number one advice to us was about the importance of taking risks while in school. Turns out, we may have taken that advice a bit too seriously. This past summer, we gathered the courage to forego a traditional summer internship in order to start a company. It was an experience that far surpassed our expectations.
Continue reading Starting Our Own Company at Booth. Entrepreneurial Boothies Tell All
I came to Booth with the express purpose of starting a company using the knowledge and experience from my MBA. When I arrived in August of 2017, I had four potential business concepts in a variety of areas. After some soul searching, I felt that my current startup, D20 Robotics
, was the best fit for me.
Our elevator pitch goes a little like this:
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If you asked people what is Booth’s predominant concentration, you would likely get an answer like Finance or Economics. With the award-winning faculty in each of those departments and the history of the University of Chicago, it’s not hard to understand why. But many are surprised to find that the most popular concentration chosen by Boothies is actually Entrepreneurship. Read more to find out why.
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There is no better time than now to be an entrepreneur at Booth. Students can gain access to industry professionals through the Polsky Center, learn from seasoned veterans in the classroom, and partner with classmates to compete in the New Venture Challenge—one of the top-ranked accelerator programs in the country. Inspired by a trip with 350 of our closest Boothie friends, Moises Numa and Andreina Chacin, members of the Class of 2019, decided to focus their entrepreneurial spirit on an industry all Boothies become very familiar with… travel.
Continue reading Entrepreneurship at Booth: Finding Your Beach