Wilson Keng (MBA '20) reflects on his experiential learning course affiliated with Endless Frontier Labs (EFL), a program at Stern to accelerate early-stage science and technology-based startups, and how it led to a full-time job offer after graduation
— July 17, 2020
Excerpt from Clear Admit -- "Unique among business schools, the year-long course includes all-day sessions every eight weeks along two tracks: Life Sciences and Deep Tech. Startups from around the world apply to join the program where they are given the opportunity to be mentored by world-class scientists, investors, and entrepreneurs. Startups are given goals at each session and those who fall short are given feedback and cut. As an MBA student, you start the course by developing a framework and interviewing startups to help recommend which should be admitted. Afterward, each student is paired with a startup to work directly with the Founders on critical projects and participate in the all-day EFL meetings. One meeting that stood out to me was a pharmaceutical venture investor who told my startup, 'your business model gives control to the customer. You need to rethink the business model.' It was honest feedback that I had never considered."