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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.


*William Gibson









The Impact

Each summer, we send teams of pioneering MBAs out on the road to learn from and work with visionary entrepreneurs. Our inaugural journey sent us 8,000 miles through 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 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 startup 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!






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. He spent five years with Yodle in various operating & management roles helping to lead the company’s growth from 15 to 1000 employees. Michael is a recent graduate of Harvard Business School and graduated from Georgetown University.

  • Amaris Team PicAmaris Singer


    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 and graduated from Yale College.

  • Hicham Team Pic Hicham Mhammedi Alaoui


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









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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Are you passionate about the future of America? Are you a visionary entrepreneur making a positive impact in your community? Are you interested in joining MBAxAmerica? If so, then get in touch with us.


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