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BU Questrom MBA Admissions and Student Blogs [#permalink]

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FROM BU Questrom Graduate Student Blog: Follow @QuestromGrad on Instagram!
#questromaroundtheworld is also very good at ruins impressions. This picture came in from #mexicocity #teotihuacan . . . . . . . #questromlife #springbreak2017 #mexico #boston #bostonuniversity #questrommeansbusiness

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We are traveling the world. Frequently.

I’m sounding the alarm, folks. We need to build the @QuestromGrad Instagram account into a social media juggernaut. I’m talking Kardashian levels of inexplicable popularity. And it starts with YOU. Yes, the person reading this. Actually, in fact, you. I made it exceptionally easy by tossing a picture up top for you to not only ogle, but to also interact with by smashing the “Follow” button on the top right of the picture. If you’re interested in the comings and goings of the Questrom Graduate community, this is the Instagram account for you. We may even throw up a cute puppy/kitten picture to pander to our fledgling audience, but that’s more of a “break in case of emergency” type of thing.

*Point* –> “Follow” –> *Click* –> Thanks!
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Innovation Ecosystems: 10 Questrom MBAs + 9 Days in Israel = 1 Amazing [#permalink]

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FROM BU Questrom Graduate Student Blog: Innovation Ecosystems: 10 Questrom MBAs + 9 Days in Israel = 1 Amazing Spring Break Elective
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Due to its increasing popularity, the annual student-led Questrom iTrek to Israel was recently transformed into the Innovation Ecosystems Field Seminar, a 3-credit elective course with a focus on Israel as an entrepreneurial ecosystem.  Dubbed “Start-up Nation,” Israel provided the perfect setting for ten first-year and second-year MBA students to learn about start-ups, their various funding sources, and the settings that allow them to grow and thrive.

With visits to Israeli start-ups, venture capital firms, incubators, and educational systems in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, we met with new and established leaders in the Israeli start-up ecosystem, learning about what sets Israel apart from other countries and leads to its high per capita rate of entrepreneurs.

We visited companies such as Nano Dimensions (a leader in 3D printing technology) and GenCell (a leading provider of innovative fuel cell power backup solutions), incubators such as MassChallenge Jerusalem and Startup Nation Central, and educational systems such as Tel Aviv University and Technion Technology Transfer.  In addition to the various site visits, we had the opportunity to visit the City of Jaffa, the Western Wall, the Dead Sea, Masada, and the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, among other sites.

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From Boston to Shanghai: Clark Soucy, MBA ’18, Interns at Panda Capita [#permalink]

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FROM BU Questrom Graduate Student Blog: From Boston to Shanghai: Clark Soucy, MBA ’18, Interns at Panda Capital
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Over the summer of 2017, Clark Soucy (MBA ’18) interned in Shanghai at a Chinese Venture Capital Fund, Panda Capital. Before enrolling at Boston University, he worked in Shanghai for three years at a Chinese Airline so he was excited to return to China for the summer. This internship gave him the opportunity to engage with the rapidly growing Chinese startup ecosystem and learn about the latest trends in Chinese business.

Shanghai, Beijing and many other Chinese cities are home to a rising number of startups with numerous local and overseas investment funds providing capital. The venture capital industry in China has a very similar model to that of the United States: VCs raise funds from investors which they then use to purchase equity stakes in new companies. The VC will then sell the equity holdings later to another investor or sell them during an initial public offering. Normally VC funds have a life span of 8-10 years as the funds sometimes need additional time to liquidate their holdings because some of the companies in their investment portfolio do not have an initial public offering. 

Panda Capital was founded in 2015 and the fund’s investment portfolio currently spans online consumer finance, peer-to-peer car rental, bike sharing, and other sectors. Clark’s responsibility as an intern was to assist the fund founders evaluate potential investment projects. In practice, this meant conducting due diligence and market research on many of the prospective businesses the fund was looking to invest in as well as creating financial models to project a range for the expected return on investment.

While interning at the fund, Clark met many portfolio CEOs as well as entrepreneurs seeking funding for their new ventures. He personally tested many of the products and services offered by these companies, giving him insights into new commercial strategies and a new mindset for analyzing investment opportunities.

He also used his time interning at the fund to improve his ability to use Chinese to conduct business. The fund only invests in domestic companies so all of the meetings and presentations he attended were entirely in Chinese; He also used Chinese to communicate with his colleagues and conduct research.  Clark plans to return to China to work after graduation so interning for Panda Capital was excellent preparation for his post-MBA career.
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