Entrepreneurship and Graduation Education Fuel Successful Exit

How to best prepare for a career working within a start-up Eco-system, nurturing vital business relationships, internships, and taking your time pursuing your educations objectives

Dan Berger Executive Profile: 

Dan Berger is an American-Israeli entrepreneur and investor. He is the Founder and former CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based Social Tables, which was acquired in October 2018 by Cvent, a Vista-backed company, for a reported $100mm. Founded in 2011, Social Tables provides sales, marketing, and operations SaaS products, which have enabled over 250,000 hospitality and event professionals execute over 1.5 million events per year. The award-winning software is used by over 50% of all full-service hotels in North America.

What You Will Learn:

1:21 – Dan shares his college experience and what led to enrolling in an MBA

4:08 – Core skill sets, courses and experiences students should be engaging in to best prepare (get an internship, no rush to finish in 4 years, take your time!)

9:12- Potential in life to create networks, school is one of those pillars

10:46 – Find other programs and transfer credits, opportunities to work within the system that can give you a plethora of options

11:26 – Given today’s rapid digital transformation and “new normal” Dan provides guidance on courses and activities prospective innovators and entrepreneur should consider

17:16 – Discuss the move to a work from anywhere culture, allowing students to maximize opportunities working for a start-up or beginning a business, still ideal to start career in an office environment

19:28 – Internships and case competition recommendations, what resources are best leverage here

22:20 – Early on work to nurture business relationships and forge bonds with senior leaders

Jason & Jaret
Dan Berger
Entrepreneur, Investor, Advisor
Study path to focus on Entrepreneurship
30 minutes