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The Movement

We believe that the future of America lies in the hands of entrepreneurs, not just in New York and Silicon Valley, but in small towns and big cities far from the coast and away from the hype. That the future of business school is hands-on, on the ground, and must prepare a new generation to drive real progress. That the future of our society depends on those who dare to leave behind the well-worn path to seek a better world. So this isn't a road trip. It's a movement.

THE FUTURE IS ALREADY HERE. IT’S JUST UNEVENLY DISTRIBUTED*
LET’S GO FIND IT, TOGETHER.

*William Gibson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Impact

Each summer we send teams of pioneering MBAs out on the road to learn from and work with visionary entrepreneurs. The past two summers took our teams over 40,000 miles into 28 cities to work with 50 entrepreneurs in the heart of America and convinced us that a week of committed curiosity could not only lead to lasting business impact but could change our lives forever. Check out some of the stories below.

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Join Us

Together, we can write a different story about America's future: one where dreamers, doers, and purpose-driven MBAs come together to make America stronger, one community at a time. Are you ready? See below to find your role.

  • MBAs

    Build the team, plan the journey, and hit the road for a life-changing summer. Click here to find out how to join the cadre of daring MBAs across the country who are building the MBAxAmerica movement.

  • Entrepreneurs

    Are you a passionate founder of a purpose-driven organization or small business? Click here to team up with MBAxAmerica to tackle your biggest challenge or opportunity & join a nationwide community of support

  • Catalysts

    The MBAxAmerica movement depends on catalysts in communities across the country who connect us to entrepreneurs, leaders, and the real issues at play. If that’s you, send us a note & let’s get to work!

 

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Alumni

The MBAxAmerica movement is powered by entrepreneurs in small towns and big cities across the country who partner with our MBAx teams to unleash the potential of their businesses to better their communities and solve America’s biggest challenges. Browse their stories below and click their photos to learn more.

Stefanie WebStefanie Thomas, MBAx1 Fellow

MBAx has been one of the most amazing and transformative experiences for me.  It is the type of learning that you won’t find in a classroom no matter how prestigious the university or sincere the intentions of the faculty.

 

 


 

scottSamuel Wollner, MBAx1 Fellow

MBAx is a transformational experience. I left Detroit, our last stop, humbled and exhausted by the many challenges we faced alongside our intrepid entrepreneurs. And yet, few experiences have been so inspiring and formative in my career. MBAx is not easy, but it is worth it.

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2014-10-14 at 1.07.16 PMSebastian Jackson, Founder & Owner at the Social Club Grooming Company – Detroit, Michigan

As an entrepreneur, I need resources. I need several support systems, and MBAx is a fantastic resource and enables us to benefit from their support system.

 

 


 

Screen Shot 2014-10-14 at 3.32.28 PMTiffany Lach, MBAx1, Owner at Sola Cafe – Bozeman, Montana

Words will never express the gratitude I feel for the gift I was given by being a participant in your MBAx program this summer. Not only was I and my business profoundly impacted by the wisdom and fabulous work done by the team, I feel I have 6 new friends and a much wider network of support systems.

 

 

 

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2014 Teams

The summer of 2014 marked the official launch of MBAxAmerica with 8 teams hitting the road. Explore their stories below...

 

Meet the Team

It started in a corner at a crowded party, when four Harvard MBAs asked, “what if?” What if we ditched our cubicles and spent the summer in the heart of America? What if we listened more than we spoke and acted more than we planned? What if we put our MBAs to the test? Then we stopped asking “what if” and hit the road.

  • cgerald200x200Casey Gerald

    Chief Executive Officer

    Casey has worked as a strategist with startup social ventures like Reboot & The Future Project, and established companies like the Neiman Marcus Group. He began his career in economic policy & innovation at the Center for American Progress. Casey is a recent graduate of Harvard Business School and graduated from Yale College.

  • Mike Team PicMichael Baker

    Chief Operating Officer

    Michael started his career at Yodle, a high-growth, venture-backed online marketing startup where he spent five years working with hundreds of small businesses in operating & management roles as the company grew from 15 to 1000 employees. Michael is a recent graduate of Harvard Business School and graduated from Georgetown University.

  • Amaris Team PicAmaris Singer

    Co-founder

    Prior to MBAxAmerica, Amaris worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. before joining the New York office of  Wolff Olins as a senior brand strategist. She works with startups in the U.S. and abroad to refine their brand purpose & identity. Amaris is a recent Harvard Business School graduate, a graduate of Yale College, and currently works for Disney in Los Angeles.

  • Hicham Team Pic Hicham Mhammedi Alaoui

    Co-founder

    Hicham started his career at Google, where he spent four years in product & sales marketing in Mountain View & Singapore.  Hicham is a recent Harvard Business School graduate, a graduate of Princeton University, and is currently working as a co-founder of Experience Morocco, a curated experience venture based in Casablanca.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Blog

Read more about the journey we’ve been on, as well as the most recent thoughts from the team and the MBAxAmerica community.

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