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Conversations between Harvard Business School students and folks who have been on audacious journeys building meaningful ventures. A podcast by the HBS Entrepreneurship Club.

Latest Episodes

Jason Calacanis - Legendary Angel Investor

Jad Esber (MBA 2020) and Bryce DeFigueiredo (MBA 2021) talk to Jason Calacanis. Jason is an entrepreneur and legendary angel investor. In the dot-com era, he started a company called Weblogs, Inc., which he sold to AOL. Later, he got into angel investing and invested at the earliest stages in companies such as Uber, Thumbtack, and Calm. Topics on this episode include: - How Jason learned where power resides and how wealth is created - His philosophy on capitalism and building companies - His advice to MBA founders - Why we all need to learn to take more risks

32 MINMAR 31
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Jason Calacanis - Legendary Angel Investor

Eric Paley - Founder Collective

Jad Esber (MBA 2020) speaks with Eric Paley (MBA 2003) about his career as a startup founder and venture capitalist. Eric is a managing partner at Founder Collective, an early stage venture fund in Boston. In this episode, Eric tells stories from his days as a founder and gives advice on working with co-founders and VCs.

50 MINFEB 16
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Eric Paley - Founder Collective

Karen Mills - Obama Administration, Harvard Business School

Today's guest is Karen Mills, a professor at the TEM (The Entrepreneurial Manager) unit at Harvard Business School. Karen wasthe administrator of the US Small Business Administration from 2009 to 2013, serving as a member of President Obama’s Cabinet. She is also a venture capitalist and private equity partner, and the author of Fintech, Small Business, & The American Dream. Topics: How Karen drew inspiration from her entrepreneurial family The impact of regional innovation clusters, and how she got her job at the SBA The importance of small business lending to society Karen's advice for people who want to work in the public sector How automation will affect the future of work, and which industries it will show up in Does fintech have an innovator's dilemma? Who might the eventual winners in that space be? A lesson Karen had to learn the hard way Quotes: "A meeting is not an outcome. Once you say okay, this is an outcome we want to get to, then we can say: how do we reverse-engineer success?" "Small businesses play a critical role in the economy and in the social fabric of our lives." "When your friend gets a great job, I say to everyone, think: good for them, irrelevant to me."

--2019 DEC 23
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Karen Mills - Obama Administration, Harvard Business School

Joel Peterson - JetBlue, Peterson Partners

In today’s episode, we speak with Joel Peterson, current chairman of JetBlue and Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Joel’s career got a big boost from being the CEO and CFO of the world’s largest real estate development company, after which he left to start a private equity firm. Tune in to hear us discuss Joel’s experiences working as the chairman of JetBlue and how his career path has been quite serendipitous. Topics: A moment in his career where forgiveness played a large part Early on, Joel thought you could use “spin” to get out of anything Why keeping someone on when they’re not working out can be detrimental How he became the CFO of a private equity firm The terrible end to his tenure at the private equity firm Why Joel thinks he is offered leadership positions The importance of building trust in business Which world leader is Joel’s role model Quotes: “Early on in my career... I learned that you can’t talk your way out of problems you behaved your way into.” “This was a $750 Million decision for a little start-up airline, so we knew we had to get this terminal right.” “It would be hard to run a business without people trusting you.” Resources: JetBlue

31 MIN2019 OCT 28
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Joel Peterson - JetBlue, Peterson Partners

Matt Oppenheimer - Remitly

Alex Spencer (MBA 2021) and Bryce DeFigueiredo (MBA 2021) talk to Matt Oppenheimer (MBA 2009), co-founder and CEO of Remitly. Remitly is the largest digital remittances company in the world. They transform the lives of immigrants and their families by providing financial services for folks looking to send money back to their home countries. We discuss talk about Matt’s background and what led him to entrepreneurship and fintech, his experience at HBS, and his path to starting Remitly. Special thanks to Joseph Lee (MBA 2021), our executive producer.

--2019 SEP 30
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Matt Oppenheimer - Remitly

Warren Hogarth - Sequoia Capital And Empower

Bryce DeFigueiredo (MBA 2021) and Alex Spencer (MBA 2021) talk to Warren Hogarth (MBA 2008), former partner at Sequoia Capital and current co-founder and CEO of Empower. Empower is a fintech startup whose mission is to empower consumers to retake control of their financial lives. We discuss Warren's background in engineering and at Sequoia, the mission of his current startup Empower, and how he's managed to build such an impressive company with a lean team.

--2019 SEP 23
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Warren Hogarth - Sequoia Capital And Empower

Navid Nathoo - The Knowledge Society

Alex Spencer (MBA 2021) and Rahim Noormohamed (MBA 2021) talk to Navid Nathoo, co-founder of The Knowledge Society. The Knowledge Society is a human accelerator designed for students age 13-17. Their mission is to build the next generation of global leaders who have a strong sense of purpose, tenacity, resourcefulness, leadership, and vision. We cover human potential, Navid's philosophy on education, and how we can develop leaders who will tackle the world's toughest problems.

--2019 SEP 7
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Navid Nathoo - The Knowledge Society

Ben Lyon - Hover

Alex Spencer (MBA 2021) and Bryce (MBA 2021) talk to Ben Lyon, co-founder and CEO of Hover. Hover is a fintech startup that enables developers to integrate with any mobile money service worldwide in an afternoon. We cover Ben's background and journey to launch Hover, as well as fintech and mobile money in Africa.

--2019 SEP 1
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Ben Lyon - Hover
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Latest Episodes

Jason Calacanis - Legendary Angel Investor

Jad Esber (MBA 2020) and Bryce DeFigueiredo (MBA 2021) talk to Jason Calacanis. Jason is an entrepreneur and legendary angel investor. In the dot-com era, he started a company called Weblogs, Inc., which he sold to AOL. Later, he got into angel investing and invested at the earliest stages in companies such as Uber, Thumbtack, and Calm. Topics on this episode include: - How Jason learned where power resides and how wealth is created - His philosophy on capitalism and building companies - His advice to MBA founders - Why we all need to learn to take more risks

32 MINMAR 31
Comments
Jason Calacanis - Legendary Angel Investor

Eric Paley - Founder Collective

Jad Esber (MBA 2020) speaks with Eric Paley (MBA 2003) about his career as a startup founder and venture capitalist. Eric is a managing partner at Founder Collective, an early stage venture fund in Boston. In this episode, Eric tells stories from his days as a founder and gives advice on working with co-founders and VCs.

50 MINFEB 16
Comments
Eric Paley - Founder Collective

Karen Mills - Obama Administration, Harvard Business School

Today's guest is Karen Mills, a professor at the TEM (The Entrepreneurial Manager) unit at Harvard Business School. Karen wasthe administrator of the US Small Business Administration from 2009 to 2013, serving as a member of President Obama’s Cabinet. She is also a venture capitalist and private equity partner, and the author of Fintech, Small Business, & The American Dream. Topics: How Karen drew inspiration from her entrepreneurial family The impact of regional innovation clusters, and how she got her job at the SBA The importance of small business lending to society Karen's advice for people who want to work in the public sector How automation will affect the future of work, and which industries it will show up in Does fintech have an innovator's dilemma? Who might the eventual winners in that space be? A lesson Karen had to learn the hard way Quotes: "A meeting is not an outcome. Once you say okay, this is an outcome we want to get to, then we can say: how do we reverse-engineer success?" "Small businesses play a critical role in the economy and in the social fabric of our lives." "When your friend gets a great job, I say to everyone, think: good for them, irrelevant to me."

--2019 DEC 23
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Karen Mills - Obama Administration, Harvard Business School

Joel Peterson - JetBlue, Peterson Partners

In today’s episode, we speak with Joel Peterson, current chairman of JetBlue and Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Joel’s career got a big boost from being the CEO and CFO of the world’s largest real estate development company, after which he left to start a private equity firm. Tune in to hear us discuss Joel’s experiences working as the chairman of JetBlue and how his career path has been quite serendipitous. Topics: A moment in his career where forgiveness played a large part Early on, Joel thought you could use “spin” to get out of anything Why keeping someone on when they’re not working out can be detrimental How he became the CFO of a private equity firm The terrible end to his tenure at the private equity firm Why Joel thinks he is offered leadership positions The importance of building trust in business Which world leader is Joel’s role model Quotes: “Early on in my career... I learned that you can’t talk your way out of problems you behaved your way into.” “This was a $750 Million decision for a little start-up airline, so we knew we had to get this terminal right.” “It would be hard to run a business without people trusting you.” Resources: JetBlue

31 MIN2019 OCT 28
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Joel Peterson - JetBlue, Peterson Partners

Matt Oppenheimer - Remitly

Alex Spencer (MBA 2021) and Bryce DeFigueiredo (MBA 2021) talk to Matt Oppenheimer (MBA 2009), co-founder and CEO of Remitly. Remitly is the largest digital remittances company in the world. They transform the lives of immigrants and their families by providing financial services for folks looking to send money back to their home countries. We discuss talk about Matt’s background and what led him to entrepreneurship and fintech, his experience at HBS, and his path to starting Remitly. Special thanks to Joseph Lee (MBA 2021), our executive producer.

--2019 SEP 30
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Matt Oppenheimer - Remitly

Warren Hogarth - Sequoia Capital And Empower

Bryce DeFigueiredo (MBA 2021) and Alex Spencer (MBA 2021) talk to Warren Hogarth (MBA 2008), former partner at Sequoia Capital and current co-founder and CEO of Empower. Empower is a fintech startup whose mission is to empower consumers to retake control of their financial lives. We discuss Warren's background in engineering and at Sequoia, the mission of his current startup Empower, and how he's managed to build such an impressive company with a lean team.

--2019 SEP 23
Comments
Warren Hogarth - Sequoia Capital And Empower

Navid Nathoo - The Knowledge Society

Alex Spencer (MBA 2021) and Rahim Noormohamed (MBA 2021) talk to Navid Nathoo, co-founder of The Knowledge Society. The Knowledge Society is a human accelerator designed for students age 13-17. Their mission is to build the next generation of global leaders who have a strong sense of purpose, tenacity, resourcefulness, leadership, and vision. We cover human potential, Navid's philosophy on education, and how we can develop leaders who will tackle the world's toughest problems.

--2019 SEP 7
Comments
Navid Nathoo - The Knowledge Society

Ben Lyon - Hover

Alex Spencer (MBA 2021) and Bryce (MBA 2021) talk to Ben Lyon, co-founder and CEO of Hover. Hover is a fintech startup that enables developers to integrate with any mobile money service worldwide in an afternoon. We cover Ben's background and journey to launch Hover, as well as fintech and mobile money in Africa.

--2019 SEP 1
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Ben Lyon - Hover
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