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Jared Hecht Found His True Calling As An Entrepreneur After Columbia

Jared Hecht is an eager entrepreneur. In 2010, he co-founded GroupMe, a mobile messaging platform, and in just over a year, he and his partner successfully sold it to Skype for $85 million. This was less than a year after Hecht finished his education at Columbia University in New York, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science…

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Wayfair CEO Niraj Shah Founded The Future Of Furniture After His Cornell Experience

The tech industry is filled with tales of university friendships that led to billion-dollar businesses. But for Niraj Shah and his partner Steve Conine, theirs is a union that brought furniture to the tech world and beyond. In 2002, the duo founded CSN Stores and its affiliated website, racksandstands.com, selling home and office goods from a spare bedroom in Boston…

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