Friday, July 12, 2013

An MBA or a Startup? A Forum on a Career Dilemma

Wazzup Pilipinas!

Start or Study? For friends who are going through the dilemma of starting a venture vs pursuing further studies, do join us for a forum that'll help you decide on the right path for you! Featuring prominent local startup founders and Harvard Business School alumni.

Are you Mark or Sheryl? Mark Zuckerberg may have been the famous college dropout that founded Facebook, but the company wouldn't be the success it is today without Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, who has an MBA from Harvard and and a long career in government & the private sector.

The truth is, any successful company needs its Marks (visionaries & risk takers) and Sheryls (the managerial and operating prowess). Which one are you?

The answer is linked to another short term dilemma: take an MBA or jump straight into starting your own business.

In this forum co-presented by Kickstart Ventures and the Harvard Business School Club of the Philippines, entrepreneurs and senior corporate executives take a look back at their experience and help you decide.

Featured speakers include prominent local founders and MBA graduates. Entrance is FREE of charge!

Harvard Business School Alumni:
Ginbee Go - Head of Card Banking, BPI.
Esther Go - CEO, Medilink.
Jasper Camacho - Director, Business Development, AES
Henry Motte Muñoz - Bain Capital London

Startup Founders & Investors:
Minette Navarrete - President, Kickstart Ventures
Paul Kalibrr Rivera - Founder & CEO, Kalibrr Technology Ventures
Ron Hose - Founding Partner, Innovation Endeavors
Christian Besler - Community Manager, Kickstart Ventures

And more to be confirmed!

Moderated by Mikko Perez, founder & CEO of Ayannah Information Solutions and Harvard Business School alumnus.

Questions we'll tackle include:

1. Do I need an MBA?
2. How do I know if I'm ready to start my own business?
3. Does an MBA help if I want to be an entrepreneur one day?
4. What are the tradeoffs between doing an MBA and doing a startup right away?
5. What does one really learn in business school?
6. I'm interested to do a startup, but I'm not quite sure. How do I decide?
7. How do I get the funding for an MBA? Or a startup?

Venue to be finalized.

Photo credits: Fast Company

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