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Champagne, Bootcamp & Splash

I can’t believe it’s been more than a month since I started at INSEAD! Time is flying, work is piling up, and social events are getting more and more fun/frequent (parties, BBQ’s, trips across South East Asia, cocktails, company presentations,… Continue Reading →

The INSEAD Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Like many of my peers at INSEAD, one of the many reasons I applied to the MBA program was to test out my own venture ideas and test the entrepreneurial waters on my own. Of course, any successful entrepreneur will… Continue Reading →

Discover Israel: Start-up Nation

Israel is a remarkable, fascinating and controversial country, bursting with energy, innovation, attractions and interesting challenges. With (by far) the highest number of start-ups per capita of any country, and massive venture capital investments, Israel is one of the world’s… Continue Reading →

Start-up bootcamp: is it for you?

One of the first emails I received upon arriving on campus was for a weekend-long ‘start-up boot camp’. 7pm Friday night to 7pm Sunday night with strict instructions that there would be no free time for anything else over the… Continue Reading →

Joining London VCs Trek

Arriving at Gare de Lyon in Paris to take the Eurostar to London, I met a couple of INSEAD MBA students and started to realize why the UK is the most popular destination after graduation. It was our P4/P5 Break,… Continue Reading →

Do Entrepreneurs Need an MBA?

“Do entrepreneurs need education?” If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, considering an MBA, you have heard this question a million times. I know I have. The debate dives into the age-old question: Are entrepreneurs born or made? Examples of successful… Continue Reading →

Company Presentations: Events that go well beyond job search

Many MBA students had to quit their jobs to embark upon their MBA journey. During this journey, many will have to find a new job. Attending company presentations on-campus is a good way not only to identify opportunities but also… Continue Reading →

The INSEAD Entrepreneurship Club

Top business schools usually help MBA students prepare to land their dream jobs. The average increase in salary, a key indicator among many MBA rankings, is clear evidence of this dynamic. Entrepreneurship, however, has been gaining momentum among business schools… Continue Reading →

They Call Me Mr. Start-Up

“Well, it’s not so bad! I think I’m even going to have time to read a couple of novels along the way.” These are exactly the thoughts I shared enthusiastically with my friends back home when I received the course… Continue Reading →

Social Gods and Finance Wizards

One month in and I love it. While my first few weeks weren’t pretty, after (seemingly everyone) I reached a stress overload (I thought I might have had diabetes, but I realized it was just anxiety), I’ve developed a healthy,… Continue Reading →

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