Entrepreneurs & the Escape from Corporate America

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Scott Harrison
Founder, charity: water
Vin Vacanti
Co-Founder, Yipit
Brad Feld
MD, Foundry Group
Lauren Bush
Founder, FEED Projects
Nihal Mehta
Founder, Local Response
Ben Milne
Founder, Dwolla
Andrew Yang
Founder, Venture for America
Alexa Von Tobel
Founder, LearnVest
Andrew Warner
Founder, Mixergy
Sahil Lavingia
Founder, Pinterest & Gumroad
Christopher Altchek
Co-Founder, PolicyMic
Jon Stein
Founder, Betterment
Brett Martin
Founder, Sonar
Jennifer Medbery
Founder, Kickboard
Shane Snow
Founder, Contently
Marlo Scott
Founder, Sweet Revenge
Samir Ibrahim
Founder, SunCulture
Trevor Owens
Founder, Lean Startup Machine
Amy Jain
Founder, BaubleBar
Daniella Yacobovsky
Founder, BaubleBar

Speaking Engagements

    Upcoming Events:

    • Pepperdine University - January 10, 2015, CA
    • USC - Marshall School of Business - January 12, 2015, CA
    • San Diego State University - February 8, 2015, CA
    • Washington University - February 16, 2015, MO
    • Fordham University - Feb 28, 2015, MO
    • U-Penn - Wharton School of Business - March 4, 2015, PA
    • Temple University - March 11, 2015, PA
    • Binghamton University - March 13 2015, NY
    • UC Berkeley - March 17 2015, CA
    • USC - April 7 2015, CA
    • Columbia Business School - April 8, 2015, NYC
    • Duke University Fuqua School of Business - April 9, 2015, NC
    • TEDx at University of Illinois - April 19, 2015, IL
    • Miami University - April 29, 2015, OH
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - TBD 2015, MA

    Prior Events:

    • Princeton University - November 15, 2014, NJ
    • Tech in Motion at Hudson Hotel (Book Signing sponsored by Verizon), November 13, 2014, NY
    • New York University - November 1, 2014, NY
    • Indiana University - October 13-15, 2014, IN
    • Suffolk University - October 2, 2014, MA
    • Harvard University TEDX - October 2, 2014, MA
    • General Assembly in Partnership with Hudson Hotel, July 7, 2014, NY
    • YPR - Midwest Regional Conference: Keynote - June 28, 2014, IN
    • Tech in Motion: Startup to Success Panel - June 18, 2014, NY
    • Stanford University - May 27, 2014, CA
    • Startup Springboard - Suits to Silicon Alley: April 9, 2014, NY
    • NYU Stern School of Business: MBA Seminar: April 2, 2014, NY
    • New York University Entrepreneurship Festival - March 1, 2014, NY

Reader Response

"Highly recommended. Every high-achieving graduate with lofty goals should read. Disruptors is a series of real interviews and actual examples of alternative career paths. As someone who studied finance and pursued a consulting job that paid well but left much to be desired in terms of fulfilling work, this book directly spoke to many of the things I felt. It clarified many of the thoughts I was wrestling with, and gave me tangible examples of what my next steps could be.If you're feeling lost in your career, this book uses realistic examples to provide you with the direction and motivation to move forward."

Alexander Tracy

Read a chapter featuring Scott Harrison of charity: water

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    Read a chapter from Disruptors that features Scott Harrison, the social entrepreneur behind charity: water.

"Most people are scared of taking the first step towards entrepreneurship. But if they don't take the risk, then they wake up 40 years later, regretting it. It is better to try, fail and learn...I urge people to take those risks and pursue the career they really want to pursue because as life goes on it becomes more difficult. Younger people don't know the rules yet so that makes it much easier for them to break them and make their own. I think that's where disruptive thinking takes place."

Lauren Bush - Founder, FEED Projects

  • A portion of book sales will go towards supporting charity: water and their clean water initiatives

A Discussion with Andrew Warner

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    Andrew Warner discusses Mixergy, Entrepreneurship and Disruptors with Kunal Mehta. Sign up below to receive more information on Disruptors.

A Discussion with Brad Feld

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The Author

  • Kunal Mehta

  • Kunal Mehta is the author of DISRUPTORS, a former investment banker and a finance and strategy associate at charity: water. He is also the founder of Mehta Apartments and Outpatient, a telemedical venture that will connect patients and physicians through a video-conferencing platform. Kunal wrote Disruptors when he left his role in Investment Banking in search of more fulfilling work. Kunal has been invited to speak about his experiences and Disruptors at top universities across the country and has encouraged graduates to pursue work that inspires them rather than accepting roles that only offer a high-salary or status.

    Contact Kunal Mehta at Kunal.X.Mehta@gmail.com

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