Have no fear my friend. With your amazing credentials, serial entrepreneurship and real leadership, you are definitely top school materiel. You have seriously an amazingly strong profile that puts in competition at H/S/W and company
Sooooo since we don't need to spend tons of space on praise at how great your profile looks
, let's deal with your one "blemish". You may wonder why I put this in quotation marks, and the answer is simple - because you should take your so-called "blemish" and transform it into an ADVANTAGE - meaning, come clean about getting the axe, and even WHY you got the axe...tell them how you really went after your REAL great passion, and not only that, but you succeeded! You may have gotten the axe, but you did very well at the end. If along the way you can show very diplomatically that you didnt get the axe because of performance issues but because of political ones (meaning you were doing super good, but they just didn't like the FACT of you moonlighting) then that would be icing on the cake... but even that is not necessary, just an extra bonus).
Soooo ,looks great! I hope this advice helps you and wish you all the best with your applications.
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