Duet is a mobile app that connects commuters within neighborhoods, enabling members to schedule, coordinate, and conduct carpools quickly and autonomously. Founder Jing Zhu, MBA '10, discusses some of the highlights and challenges of building her start-up.
Q. What have you carried from your Berkeley experience to your work in innovation/entrepreneurship? What programs or activities would you have taken advantage of to prepare for your career in innovation?
A. I had such a fulfilling time at Berkeley while attending the EWMBA program at Haas. It’s both the knowledge I learned which I am able to apply to running my own company, and the people I met who inspire me and help me along the way. I wish I had more time to spend on campus while in school to get to know more students and staff from different departments. My advice to those of you who are still in school and want to develop a career in the startup world is to meet and work as many people as you can because it’s the best time to recruit your founding team or find a team that you want to join.