Each year, Endeavor recruits MBA students from leading US business schools to spend 10 weeks during the summer working with our entrepreneurs on-site as “eMBAs.” The program is generously supported by Barclays.
This summer, 27 eMBAs have been placed with 23 Endeavor Entrepreneurs in South Africa, Lebanon, Mexico, Chile, Turkey, Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, and Egypt. Stay tuned to this blog throughout the summer, as they will be posting updates from the field. (You can read posts from last year’s eMBAs here.)
One new program improvement this year was the introduction of the online Jobscience platform, which has allowed entrepreneurs to hand pick eMBAs according to their backgrounds and skill sets from the large pool of applicants. Also, while most placements occur over the summer, the new online job board also advertises available positions throughout the year.
In total, 660 eMBA applications were submitted this year from 286 unique applicants – with the most coming from Harvard, Columbia, Babson, London Business School, and IESE. The eMBAs will be working with Endeavor Entrepreneur companies Stoned Cherrie, Nada Debs, Alto, Vistek, Innovex, Pozitron, Ciceksepeti.com, Salado Media, Sirve, iCarros, Evolution Group, EMAN, Arizona, PedidosYa.com, RobTec, Vialux, Naranya, Neve Gelato, Aranda Software, Refinancia, ForexChile, Imagen Dental, and Hindawi.
Welcome, 2012 eMBAs!