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A ‘Localing’ start up making an impact in 2021

At the end of last year Business Because featured MBA graduates in their feature ‘MBA Startups to look out for in 2021 – a coronavirus special’. We caught up with one of the founders, Deepak Ojha, to hear about the social venture ‘Localing’ that grew out of last year’s Covid crisis.   Established in May 2020 with […]

A new venture – Skinlync

The Cambridge MBA is life-changing in many ways; for us, it led to the birth of our venture, Skinlync. Entrepreneurship post-MBA From ideation to reality, 2020 has been a truly remarkable year for our entrepreneurship journey. After a good deal of blood, sweat and tears, we finally launched Skinlync in November, a platform that simplifies self-management […]

A new frontier

A new frontier

The idea to start a podcast about investing in frontier markets originated organically from having great conversations with thought-leaders in this space, and a prompt from my partner (I’m generally 2 steps behind). The Frontier Market Investing podcast is focused on learning from leading practitioners in emerging markets, consolidating best-practices and raising the profile of […]

Founders Factory: a visit by the Entrepreneurship SIG

Founders Factory: a visit by the Entrepreneurship SIG

We arrived at the Founders Factory in London, for an evening of presentations given by three early stage startups. They ranged from a startup that is still forming market understanding and product offering to an early-stage company that has started selling to a limited audience. The companies included a media company that pulls together daily […]

Vishal J Jain: My Singapore Trek 2018

Career Treks are a great way for any MBA student to network, learn about new industries, and experience a whole new country and culture before starting their MBA journey. This Trek explored the four key employment verticals in the Singapore market: Consulting, Finance, Technology, and Industry. It covered such luminary giants as Google, Facebook, Deloitte, […]

Tracing the Silicon boom

We’re just entering the final week of our Global Consulting Project and all sad that we’re nearing the end of what has been a fantastic journey. It’s been great to work on an incredibly interesting project with a rapidly growing tech company in Silicon Valley. Aside from learning a huge amount on the project we’ve […]

So you want to launch an app? Lessons from a wisened MBA…

  Padel Tennis Pro was intended to be a cheap, three-month endeavor to build a new mobile game.  With gameplay mechanics not totally dissimilar to the early 2000s classic ‘Curveball’ – how hard could it be? Nineteen months, five fired developers, one rushed Kickstarter campaign, one AppStore rejection, many sleepless nights and an international political […]

An MBA Odyssey to New York City

Two weeks ago, my team (Abhinav, Andrew, João, Kristin, and I) embarked on a fantastic, business-school sponsored trip to New York City to take part in the “MBA Odyssey” competition. The “MBA Odyssey” is an annual event for the world’s top MBA providers that is hosted by Columbia Business School. This year’s illustrious participants included: […]

Global Consulting Project 2014: GOAL on the road in the Kenema…

Our second day in Kenema has been spent in a Toyota 4×4 (an awesome vehicle if ever there was one) travelling cross-country via muddy, rocky, hilly roads and into small villages for site visits. The purpose of the site visits was for us to see who the customers of Alafia latrines are, and what the customer […]

Global Consulting Project 2014: Introducing team: GOAL, Sierra Leone

  [THE BRIEF]: We’re four MBA students from Cambridge Judge Business School about to embark on a 2.5 week trip to Sierra Leone to examine the Alafia sanitation marketing programme that GOAL are running in Kenema, the third largest city in Sierra Leone. There’s a day to go before the four of us fly out. […]