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mbain2018 wrote:
Hi,
I have a GMAT of 740.
6.6 CGPA from a top 50ish institute in India. BTech.

1 year of below average work-ex.

Then joined a startup (2% equity). Equity worth more than 100,000 USD now.
Been working there for 2.5 years now.

Job profile -
Leading a team of 6-7 people
Finding new opportunities to tie up with local businesses.
Understand consumer behavior. Conducting pilots etc.
I think you get the idea. Leadership stories and examples are there to justify my goal of start-up in near future.

Extra- curricular
Nothing extra-ordinary.
Organised a fest during college.


Assuming stellar recommendations from my supervisor and company owner.
What kind of colleges am I looking at?
Top 15? Top 10? Top 5?

I understand my GPA is low. I can not change that.
To showcase interest in my future goals I thought, maybe doing a Wharton entrepreneurship specialisation on coursera will help. So I am doing that right now.

Is my short-term goal of start-up feasible?
The first qn. someone can ask is why do you want to wait 2-3 years (doing MBA)? Your idea might be obsolete by then.
Why not try getting into an incubator instead of B-School?

I read B-Schools don't want to admit students at employment risk (who have short-term goal of start-up). Lowers their employment numbers, which are imp. in rankings.



Hey there
Good to hear from you! And very nice job on your GMAT!

Given the information you have provided here I'd say your MBA sweet spot lies int he 10-30 range.

You have several weaknesses - low GPA, non IIT grad, and unknown company, but also some nice positives, mainly your GMAT and your leadership.

As for your goals - in general startup goals aren't good goals to go with. Not unless you are already running the start-up. So yep, what you read is right. But do figure out some goal that will make sense in terms of your profile and your goals, and find a nice compromise between the two.


Hope this helps!
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JF
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