The alert popped up in my newsfeed last night. My NYU Stern friends’ company TapCommerce was acquired by Twitter for $100M. It is news like this that makes you want to get out of bed and start working!
For all you young MS and MBA aspirants, I wanted to point out that your time in grad school can be very precious. Do not rule out entrepreneurship. While you look for jobs, if an exciting idea or opportunity crosses your path, do not ignore it without thinking it through.
The founders of TapCommerce had started working on their idea early on in first year of MBA. With New York’s resources at hand, they could plenty of help and advice close by (this is why I stress on preferring big cities for MS). NYU has a Poly incubator and the founders were also part of InSITE fellowship program that pairs entrepreneurs with MBA students (I was also part of this fellowship). In the end, it was nothing but the sheer hard and smart work they put in but success came early. This can be your story too.
This is one of the most exciting times in Internet history and USA is one of the best places to be.