A story of two guys who won their b-school competition and filed an IPO about 5 years later. Yes there were lean times in between, but Dartmouth (Tuck) grads Tim Healy and David Brewster built an energy firm before energy was hot. Read the piece and check out how they made use of an expert in their midst and how their previous careers benefited them. Finally, its interesting in that all of their careers and work has been in and around the New England region. Perhaps moving around is not a good strategy for campus entrepreneurs? Perhaps you should pick a campus near where you think you want your business to eventually be HQ’d.
The second year-and-a-half that we were at Tuck, we were full-time entrepreneurs and part-time students,” says Brewster, now 35. They entered the school’s business plan competition, and won.