Thinking of launching a disruptive start-up? Dying to attend a leading entrepreneurial MBA program? Well meet Nick Hinrichsen and Chris Colemen, founders of the start-up Carlypso, which Tech Crunch calls a “brilliant concept.” Oh, and they earned their MBAs in 2013 from Stanford GSB.
Listen to the recording of this intriguing interview as we discuss the founding of Carlypso, life as a Stanford GSB MBA student and the impact of the Stanford experience on the Carlypso launch.
00:01:37 – You asked, Linda answers! Linda explains why you should only give ONE example or story when application questions ask for one example. Adding more than one can do more harm than good.
00:05:08 – What is Carlypso?
00:07:30 – Where did the idea for Carlypso come from.
00:10:39 – Who benefits from using Carlypso?
00:12:40 – Did their Stanford MBA degree really help them?
00:19:10 – Are people overestimating entrepreneurship at Stanford?
00:21:42 – The Stanford MBA’s impact on Nick’s and Chris’s work.
00:23:10 – The $50,000 coffee that helped start Carlypso.
00:26:14 – Interested in attending Stanford? Nick and Chris give tips on how to get accepted (and rejected).
00:27:45 – Fail, and fail gracefully, but don’t do it again.
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