We’ve reported on several job and recruitment based startups. Most of these startups are attacking problems with hiring and recruiting with technology like video and social media. Some employment based startups, like Memphis startup Work For Pie, are honed in on specific markets like developers. A new Washington DC startup, MBA Project Search, is connecting businesses of any size with MBA students or alumni.
MBA Project Search is getting it’s start out of the Washington DC area and is tapped into the MBA scene at Georgetown University. They’ve also secured relationships with every Ivy institution as well as MBA equivalents internationally.
On the startup side, MBA Project Search is great for startups that need MBA caliber talent but don’t want to hire someone on full time or do some kind of equity for work scenario. With MBA Project Search startups can hire MBAs for short term projects at an affordable rate.
Currently MBA Project Search is free for both businesses that need to hire an MBA and for MBAs to apply for projects and positions. There are no other hidden costs involved either.
The MBA Project Search team says that for students, it gives them the kind of hands on experience a doctor would get from a $100/hr residency or a lawyer would get from a $50,000 internship. They’re giving MBA students and graduates another resource to find post graduate work that encompasses the degree they studied long and hard for.
We got a chance to talk with MBA Project Search co-founder Rasheen Carbin, check out our interview below.
What is MBA Project Search?
MBAProjectSearch.com offers businesses an opportunity to contract top-tier MBAs (students and alum) on a project-by-project basis, post full-time jobs for MBAs, and post MBA internships. All postings are FREE. It allows small businesses and start-ups who can’t afford a long-term hire and/or don’t want to give up equity find top talent MBA talent on project-only basis. MBAProjectSearch.com also allows well-established firms with complex tasks that need immediate attention find talent on a contract basis. MBAProjectSearch.com also allows businesses to connect with MBAs for internships and full-time positions.
Who are the founders and what are their backgrounds?
Dan Mullaney has two degrees from Georgetown—a BA in Philosophy, and an MBA. Rasheen Carbin has a BS in Foreign Service.
Where are you based?
What is the startup culture like where you are based?
What problem does your startup solve?
We provide management talent to companies that cannot afford a long-term hire. We also provide mature firms a way to get tasks done for which there is no time.
What is one challenge that you’ve overcome in the startup process?
Getting MBA talent on when there were not projects, and projects when there was no talent.
Who are your mentors and role models?
We work with the Georgetown administration, and we have a technology mentor in Robert Reed from Splunk.
Whats one thing the world doesn’t know about you or your startup?
We have MBA representation from every Ivy League institution, and we also have international talent (IESE, HEC, Insead, and others).
What’s next for your startup?
Continuing to expand our talent pool overseas.