SME Profiles

Weekly profiles of smaller organisations - learn about their business models and MBA hiring needs! This section is reserved for BusinessBecause premium members

  • Olivier Vidal, a part-time lecturer at IE Business School, runs start-up Go.Show.Do from London

    SME Profile: Go.Show.Do

    Olivier Vidal runs career services start-up Go.Show.Do. His firm is still young, but he wants to hire three MBA interns - two with a background in marketing or finance.

    posted on: 06/26/2014


  • Start-up founder Divya Dhar is hoping her Wharton MBA will help boost her healthcare business

    SME Profile: Seratis

    New Zealander Divya Dhar dropped her medical career to pursue entrepreneurship. After a Wharton MBA, she wants to raise her healthcare communications start-up to rude health.

    posted on: 06/19/2014


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    SME Profile: PerioC Ltd

    After leaving pharma giant Novartis, Trudi Haemmerli used an MBA program at St. Gallen to write a business plan for her life sciences start-up, which she launched in April 2014.

    posted on: 06/12/2014


  • Co-founders Si Dhanak, Alvaro Sabido, Ben Mallett and Philip Linnemann all studied at Imperial

    SME Profile: Caribu

    Caribu is a mobile app business, founded by four Imperial College Business School graduates. CEO Ben Mallett talks us through his plans for the business, which has proved popular with families.

    posted on: 04/17/2014


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    SME Profile: SimplyInsured

    SimplyInsured provides health insurance for small businesses in the U.S. Former Mckinsey healthcare analyst and current start-up CEO, Vivek Shah, has ambitious plans to expand.

    posted on: 04/10/2014


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    SME Profile: SocialProject.PH

    SocialProject.PH is a crowd-funding platform based in the Philippines, founded by MBAs from Melbourne and Rotman business schools. But the business offers innovative housing solutions – and more.

    posted on: 04/03/2014


  • Active Analytic was founded by Mahek Shah, above, an MBA graduate of MIP Politecnico di Milano

    SME Profile: Active Analytic

    Active Analytic, based in India, sells packages to SMEs which include a range of online services. It was founded by Mahek Shah, an MBA graduate of MIP Politecnico di Milano.

    posted on: 03/27/2014


  • A Hub Of An Idea: IE MBA Brad Krauskopf runs a co-working start-up in Australia

    SME Profile: Hub Australia

    Hub Australia is a national learning community that drives innovation through collaboration. The company was founded by Brad Krauskopf, who graduated from IE Business School’s MBA.

    posted on: 03/13/2014


  • Leo Castellanos, left, with fellow EMBA alumnus and co-founder Alfredo Ramirezm

    SME Profile: Comparabien

    Comparabien allows customers in emerging markets to compare money, insurance and telecoms. Co-founder and Cass Business School alumnus Leo Castellanos talks us through its founding.

    posted on: 03/06/2014


  • Piano C srl, founded by an MIP EMBA graduate, provides a co-working space for women in Milan

    SME Profile: Piano C Srl

    Piano C srl was founded by MIP Politecnico Di Milano EMBA Riccarda Zezza. The business arm consults companies on gender equality, and the association provides a co-working space for women.

    posted on: 02/27/2014


  • Grenoble GSB grad Pablo Alvarez Correa was inspired by his love of travelling

    SME Profile: Real City Tours

    Founded by a Grenoble GSB graduate, Real City Tours operates in the tourism sector, selling "real" tours to passionate tourists and back-packers in Colombia.

    posted on: 02/20/2014


  • IE Business School MBA Gwendoline de Ganay is hoping to make Brazil more sustainable

    SME Profile: Sustainable Brasil Consulting

    Sustainable Brasil Consulting consults big corporations on issues of sustainability and social responsibility in emerging markets. It was founded by IE Business School MBA Gwendoline de Ganay.

    posted on: 02/13/2014


  • Cloud computing start-up Pixeom has storage devices which offering a high level of security

    SME Profile: Pixeom

    Pixeom is a cloud-computing start-up which has swelled to 30 employees within a month of launching. They are up against tough competition, but the founders say their focus on security sets them apart.

    posted on: 02/06/2014


  • Some of the Origin co-founders in the slums of Dharavi, after conducting a focus group with locals

    SME Profile: Origin

    Co-founded by five ESADE MBAs, Origin is a social-impact start-up that helps improve nutrition and financial inclusion in some of the poorest parts of India.

    posted on: 01/30/2014


  • The three LuckyPennie founders are hoping to take on the big mobile App industry leaders

    SME Profile: LuckyPennie

    LuckyPennie is a social music App that provides songs and concert listings from local and trusted taste-makers. The founders are up against big brands, but think they have spotted a gap in the market.

    posted on: 01/23/2014


  • LBS grad Corrado Accardi secured a record amount of crowdfunding for his start-up

    SME Profile: Pizza Rossa

    Pizza Rossa raised a whopping £400K through crowd funding. Founder Corrado Accardi explains the inspiration behind the idea and how an MBA from LBS helped him get the ball rolling.

    posted on: 01/16/2014


  • MBA Andrew Hunt and business partner Nick are running London-based SME Aduna

    SME Profile: Aduna

    Founded by Oxford Said MBA Andrew Hunt, Aduna operates in health and beauty, selling products to leading retailers in London. But there is more to this SME than meets the eye.

    posted on: 01/09/2014


  • Paul Budny founded Rue Marcellin after studying an MBA at EMLYON Business School

    SME Profile: Rue Marcellin

    Rue Marcellin sells vintage posters and prints in the eCommerce sector. Founder and EMLYON MBA Paul Budny shares his entrepreneurial journey.

    posted on: 12/19/2013


  • The SalesGossip team winning £1000 at the SMARTA100 awards

    SME Profile: SalesGossip

    SalesGossip is an online mobile-app service that operates in the fashion technology industry. It was founded by two LBS MBAs - who have driven the start-up to new heights over two years.

    posted on: 12/12/2013


  • Vignesh SK, standing, centre, is the CEO of Agile Cyber Solutions

    SME Profile: Agile Cyber Solutions

    Agile Cyber Solutions is a UK-Indian based SME, founded by five Cranfield MBAs. They operate in the eCommerce sector and have been growing for the past three years.

    posted on: 12/05/2013


  • Specials for Today founder Kushagra Bhatia, second from right, studied an MBA at AGSM

    SME Profile: Specials For Today

    Founded by an AGSM MBA, Specials for Today offer discounts and deals at popular food and drink outlets and other businesses in Sydney. They hope to secure angel investment and expand across Australia!

    posted on: 11/28/2013


  • Co-founded by Cass MBA Nicolai Schumann, Alice's pig is a fashion startup based in London

    SME Profile: Alice's Pig

    Alice's Pig is a unique fashion brand that sells vintage-inspired women's clothing. Nicolai Schumann is a Cass Business School MBA and left a finance career to co-found the startup.

    posted on: 11/21/2013


  • Tom Adeyoola, above, has been running SME Metail in London for over five years

    SME Profile: Metail

    For the past five years, London-based online SME Metail has been in stealth mode. Now, they plan to expand, double their team and open offices in Singapore - and are happy to hire MBAs!

    posted on: 11/14/2013


  • Managing Director of Oculus, Dave Hasler (middle), tells us why his company could hire MBAs!

    SME Profile: Oculus

    Oculus is a UK-based digital marketing agency that specializes in website design. They stay competitive in a crowded industry by focusing on the client - and currently hire MBAs!

    posted on: 11/07/2013


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    SME Profile: Mavens Of London

    Founded in 2009, Mavens are already boasting big name clients such as Citroen, Santander and Unilever. Mavens’ ranks have swelled year-on-year and they want to hire MBAs now!

    posted on: 10/30/2013