As part of Endeavor’s annual eMBA program, generously supported by Barclays, MBA students from around the country are selected to work on-site with our entrepreneurs for 10 weeks during the summer. This year, 31 eMBAs were placed with 27 Endeavor Entrepreneurs in 10 countries across the world.
The eMBAs create stories chronicling their experiences throughout the summer, contributing to Endeavor’s blog as part of our “eMBA field report” series.
Here are the accounts we have published thus far:
Spreading innovative design from Lebanon to Saudi Arabia
This eMBA has been surrounded by entrepreneurs in colorful Lebanon. He’s on a mission help furniture designer Nada Debs expand to Saudi Arabia and to solve the unemployment crisis in the region through entrepreneurship.
Working alongside the sharp entrepreneurs of Pedidosya.com has been a dream for this eMBA and it’s helped him to re-shape his career goals. Weekends spent at nearby getaways didn’t hurt, either.
This eMBA’s charismatic host entrepreneur welcomed him with a steak dinner and then got right down to business. Since then, Adrian Garcia has been thrilled to bring a fresh perspective to an already well-positioned and fast-growing media company.
At the foot of the beautiful Sierra Madre Mountains of Monterrey, this eMBA is plotting her host company’s expansion to Brazil. She’s already learned a great deal about the Mexican economy and way of doing business and next she’s off to Colombia for a research project.
For this eMBA, his summer internship has been the full package: he’s lived in new country, learned a new language, applied his business school knowledge and hit the slopes and the beach in the same weekend.
A repeat blogger on Endeavor.org, this eMBA has dusted off his programming knowledge at Hindawi. Along the way, he’s treated his co-workers to a Chinese feast and they, in turn, invited him to an aftar, a traditional Ramadan breakfast.
Working with Innovex has led this eMBA to Puerto Montt, the salmon capital of Chile, where he is working with the advisory board to help chart out the company’s future.
Living in Monterrey, Mexico has been rewarding for this eMBA, where he is helping Imagen Dental build a business plan for national expansion and even attended an Endeavor National Selection Panel.
Interning at ALTO, this eMBA is collaborating with the CEO to research, strategize, and create a plan to expand the company to all of Mexico.
This self-proclaimed tea addict has been stationed in Turkey, where she has not only analyzed markets to determine the potential for Vistek’s products within them but also found even bigger tea drinkers than herself.
At Grupo Alto, this eMBA is helping one of the leading entrepreneurs in Chile to break into Santiago’s public transportation market to work with bus operators to protect against fare evasion.
As an intern for Ciceksepeti.com, this eMBA is helping expand and develop the e-commerce company’s corporate structure while becoming an expert in modern versions of traditional Turkish cuisine.
At Alivio Capital, this eMBA has gained insight into both customer and management goals so that she may help focus the company’s commercial strategy and brand identity on what its consumers want.
After being selected, this eMBA has worked as the Executive Director of International Expansion for ForexChile, where she has designed the business plan for the company’s upcoming entrance into Peru.
Working in Mexico for Naranya, this intern has helped develop a new business and marketing strategy for the Latin American ecosystem, fully immersing himself in the entrepreneurial atmosphere of the city.
In Egypt, change is in the air
From his first journey through the now-famous Tahrir Square to his work with Hindawi on a project calculating top bloggers for uFollow, a type of RSS compiler, this intern has had an unforgettable experience in Cairo.
When he hasn’t been going to futebol games, exploring Brazil, learning Portuguese, or indulging in Brazilian cuisine, this eMBA has worked with the leadership of Arizona to draft long-term strategies for growth.
Despite a retail market that caters to international behemoths, this eMBA is optimistic about the future of an African fashion brand as she works to develop its first e-commerce platform.
Interning in Brazil has allowed this eMBA not only to brush up on his Portuguese, but also to confirm his desire to work abroad and start his own company.
This eMBA’s internship experience has challenged her mentally and physically, from conducting business meetings in Spanish to climbing el Cañón de la Huasteca.
At Sirve, the top seismic engineering company in Chile, this eMBA has savored the local coffee and chocolate and the opportunity to become a part of a talented and open-minded management team.
This eMBA arrived to a brand new office an apartment stocked with food. Since then, he has worked on an passionately on expansion plan
to Mexico and Brazil while still making time to see the sights and eat some truly amazing steak.
This eMBA has learned a great deal about the Latin American tourism industry while strategizing about how to consolidate its offerings online and touring the barrios of Buenos Aires, himself.
This eMBA is putting his marketing knowledge to the test for a South African Endeavor Entrepreneur in the world-renowned, dynamic start-up environment of Silicon Valley.
Mutu Vengesayi is an MBA candidate at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and is interning with Endeavor Entrepreneur company Enova. Hear about her experiences incorporating technology in the classroom.
Dhiraj Sehgal is an MBA candidate at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is interning with Endeavor Entrepreneur Vinny Lingham’s new venture, Gyft, located in the heart of the tech industry.