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Profile Evaluation (Entrepreneur)

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New post 20 Dec 2017, 15:45
Thank you for taking the time out for evaluating my profile. I really appreciate it!

I plan on applying next year! I would like to know what school I would be a good fit for.

GMAT: 680 (Q47, V36) I only studied the verbal section so I believe I can get my math higher. I think I can get a 700+
Black/Male/23 years (24 at matriculation)
EDUCATION: Bachelors in Computer Engineering minor Business administration GPA: 3.00/4.00
Patents Owned: 1

My 3.00 GPA was due to a serious car accident the summer before my sophomore year in which my best friend and I were T-boned by a semi-truck. I was forced to drink through a straw for 25 days due to my several injuries. I became depressed which resulted in my poor academic performance. Luckily, I was able to focus my time away from sports and realize my passion for business. I consider my GPA recovery to be one of my greatest accomplishments because I proved to myself that I have the grit to overcome adversity.

I started two startups in college. The first business I competed in several pitch competition for. I won $6000 at a pitch competition at citywide event, place top 3 in South Carolina a won $10,000 in prizes, and place top 40 out of 25,000 globally. For the second business I went from winning the best engineering senior design project to being accepted into a startup incubator (3% acceptance rate). I raised $130,000 at over $1,000,000 valuation through the incubator, investors, and kickstarter. I also built my team to 7 people and have presented to President Jimmy Carter along with Fortune 100 and business executives.

Now that I am out of college I still continue developing my second business but about a month or 2 ago I started a marketing agency with a friend we are now doing 3-4k monthly. I anticipate that by the time I apply next year we should be doing 20k-30k monthly.

I also trade stocks in my spare time. This is how I helped pay off my student loans. Since March 2017- November 2017 I have turned $13,000 in $35,000 with probably around 600 trades. I plan to save to $70k to pay for grad school.

I mentor several people and help them with their startups. I have help people successfully raise capital and win pitch competitions.

I also taught a class to teach freshman how to adjust to college and mentored about 40 students over 2 years. This took about 15 hours a week.

Long term I would like start another company with someone I meet in business school and consult college students on startup as a way for me to give back. Then I would like to consult Fortune 500 companies for a few years while teaching 1-2 credit course on entrepreneurship at reputable college as a hobby. I really enjoy helping and teaching but I want to have a formal background on top of everything I have done on my own. Finally I would like to get into venture capital or at the very least be an angel investor.

I would like to apply to Emory, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon & Yale. I can get great LOR, anywhere from a previous associate dean of MBA program at one of those 4 schools to my co-founder and several other mentors. I don’t know how well I fair against competition at these schools. Is my profile even unique? What else should I do to make me look better for the future since I still have time. Also please recommend other schools if you think that I could be a better fit for.

Thanks in advance!!
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New post 20 Dec 2017, 18:40
Thanks for sharing your profile. You have a very unique profile with strong work experience, interesting personal story, and impressive interests. Your GPA is low but your GMAT is solid, if you can break 700 you will be in really good shape especially given your applicant pool. One thing to keep in mind is that you are really young, I think next year would probably be best for you given your lack of experience but you've done enough interesting things to potentially warrant an admit at the schools listed
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