BOSTON–There’s more to Spring Break than catching rays and sipping on rum drinks. For a group of Harvard MBA candidates and working professionals, now is the time to double-down on their startup ideas, reports BostonInno.
Rohan Ganesh, Ben West and Andrea Coravos all HBS students, as well as Sydney Rossman-Reich and Angela Nicholas, have decided to stage a Startup Lockdown. Over the past 3 years, it’s been an organic, unofficial tradition for a group of 5 people – previously 5 HBS MBAs but, this year, 3 HBS students plus 2 professionals – to get together during Spring Break and dedicate themselves to testing 5 separate business ideas in 5 days., according to BostonInno.
Five days. One idea per day.
“A week-long experiment in accelerated business building to prove that with clear focus and thoughtful collaboration, we can achieve more than we ever thought possible together,” says Startup Lockdown website. “Rapid consumer research, rapid prototyping, rapid consumer testing, and rapid iteration culminated in exceptional execution. What can be done in 24 hours?”
The 2016 team marks the third class of Startup Lockdown. The experiment began this year on Sunday March 13.
“It’s like having 4 brains to borrow for a week,” Ganesh said at the group’s website. “It’s a huge benefit, particularly given our backgrounds.”