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Cambridge MBA Silicon Valley Trek 2011 – Day 4

We started our 4th and final day at HealthTap “a free online ‘expert health companion’ that helps users get more accurate, personalized answers to health-related concerns.” The main purpose of this meet was to gain some advice on entrepreneurship in the technology and healthcare space. We had a fantastic discussion with the CEO Ron Gutman about his entrepreneurial successes, which we learnt a great deal from. Ron walked us through his experience as a CEO of Wellsphere and onto Healthtap so far. We got insightful tips on how to successfully start and grow companies. We were grateful for the time Ron has taken out of his busy schedule to talk to us. Looking forward to the future success of HealthTap.

Moving from HealthTap, we rushed on our way to Google. Although, we had passed the Mountain View campus a few times in the week, we still ended up getting lost in the huge campus. Finally, found parking and ran over to the meeting with the AdMob team. AdMob was an extremely successful startup that got Apple and Google into a bidding war to acquire them. This was a very interesting meet and gave us good insights into post merger integration process and culture at Google. Google campus was an good way to end our trip as it epitomizes the laid back Silicon Valley work culture.

It just hit us that this was the real end of our MBA as we bid our final goodbyes to the group. This has been an awesome trek and a major highlight of the MBA Program. We learned so much about the importance of the right people and culture, reinforcing the kind of things that we learned in our OB course during the first term of the MBA. Certainly a trip we would recommend the future classes to take up. A great addition to the annual Silicon Valley comes to Cambridge event (#svc2c) as well as courses such as New Venture Finance by Randy Haykin/Venture Capital & Entrepreneurial world by John Glynn.

Signing out! (Feel free to reach out to us)

– Pratik Shah, Osita Onugha, Samir Shah, Matt Winch, Matt Jenkins, Axel Wittman,  Sharifah Bakar Ali, Suria Ab Rahman, Michal Obloj, Michel Wenger, Tim Lee & Nils Sandberg

Cambridge MBA Silicon Valley Trek 2011 – Day 1

This year, a group of students from the Cambridge Judge Business School MBA class have travelled to Silicon Valley to meet some of today’s most interesting and pioneering businesses in arguably the world’s most important centre for innovation. This student initiated trip has been designed to complement the innovation, finance and entrepreneurship elements of the… Continue Reading

Namaste, World

Hello, and thanks Conrad for handing the keys over for a couple of days for us to relate our experience as we embarks on what has got to be one of the most exciting aspects of the Cambridge MBA – the Global Consulting Project (or GCP to use the inevitable TLA). Firstly, apologies for the… Continue Reading

This blog will be hijacked

Well, not exactly. One of the highlights of the CambridgeMBA is the Global Consulting Project and this year, we have teams in India (Mumbai and Delhi), Nepal, Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City), the US (New York, Las Vegas, Seattle), Amsterdam, China (one team spread across Beijing, Shanghai and Chongqing), the UAE (Dubai and Sharjah), Thailand,… Continue Reading