I would describe my INSEAD experience as something which scared me and provoked my insecurities in the beginning, but turned out to be shockingly fulfilling.
The Savvy Salamander Study Club (SSSC) is proud to present the first ever NFT family at INSEAD!
In the minds and experience of the four Middle Eastern graduates we spoke to recently, there is no doubt how an MBA from INSEAD not only rewards it's recipients but also has a significant positive impact on their immediate family and people they work with. This is what drove these four alumni to get together and promote the school to Palestinians, helping them through the application process and financial support where needed, to empower those with commercial capabilities and entrepreneurial resilience, and prepare them to succeed in the business world.
INSEAD offers a lot of programmes and activities tailored to aspiring entrepreneurs.
I came to INSEAD to immerse myself in an environment to build a business. I am proud to say that this dream became a reality in June 2021 after winning the 42nd INSEAD Venture Competition (IVC) with our new venture, SPATULA Foods. What I didn’t expect was sharing this experience, and building this business with my wife!
I’m now in the second half of my Executive MBA journey at INSEAD. Since the month of July, we have been leveraging the learnings gained from the core modules.
For those interested in exploring entrepreneurship as a career path, I highly recommend you roll up your sleeves and actually try to build a real startup during your time at INSEAD.
At INSEAD, we learn how business can be used as a “Force for Good”. With a strong interest in entrepreneurship and a dream to have a start-up ourselves someday, my classmate, Gijs Wilbers, and I, Manasvi Srivastava, wanted to discover how entrepreneurs are using technology, particularly in the financial world, to disrupt the industry and positively impact society.
I am now 10 months into the GEMBA journey, with only two more modules left to finish it off; and I can’t help but feel that it has gone so fast. Don’t get me wrong, these 10 months have really been a transformational experience; this programme makes you challenge yourself in every possible aspect, which not only made me grow as a better professional, but also as a better person.
No matter how many detours, u-turns, side roads and fast-tracks on the road to the career of your dreams, the journey is almost always transformative. Three entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds tell us about their experience and how going back to school brought about the most impactful change.