It's a path that worked for Vikram Kondur, a 28-year-old with an M.B.A. from Babson. After graduating in May 2010, he turned down a job at Morgan Stanley to work with EntrepeneurShares, Shulman's start-up. It was a risky move—particularly for someone with an outstanding loan—but Kondur says he knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur.
"I'm personally focused on learning new things and learning all the time," Kondur says, "as opposed to being stuck in a box doing the same thing every day."
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