The Harbus sat down with Professor Alan McCormack to answer your burning questions about the Financial Market Simulator (FiMSim). This conversation has been edited for length and clarity by the author. How did FiMSim become part of the FIELD curriculum? What was the development process like? Professor Josh Coval has had FiMSim in his EC [...]
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It’s been a crazy week for the RC class, guinea pigs for Harvard Business School’s new FIELD program. Wednesday, April 11 was FIELD 3 Launch Day, when all 150 student start-ups needed to have a product or service ready to sell. After a morning of quick 10-minute presentations to investor sections, the financial market simulator opened for two hours of whirlwind trading.
Picture this. It’s Go Day, and you and your FIELD 3 team have started building a product-based business. You pitch to your investor section, and despite a few tough questions, you walk out feeling great and high-fiving each other. Then, after the stock markets open, you hear that your stock price plummeted from $100 to $10 almost instantly.
Today is the day. Launch Day. It’s been a while since I’ve given you an update on Yenta, probably because I’ve been so busy working on Yenta! Let’s take a few steps back. First, the obvious: we’ve simplified our brand and are simply called Yenta. It’s simpler, it’s cleaner, and it’s more elegant. At least, [...]
This week was a busy one for my fellow yentas and me. After spending countless hours together throwing out fabulous ideas and cementing our vision last week, it was now time for our three workstreams to, well, get cracking. The marketing and MVP teams worked together to facilitate our first customer interactions (!) while the [...]
It’s hard to believe that we’re already a month deep into FIELD 3. Then again, my team only just finalized what exactly our product will be, making this an ideal time to start sharing our experiences. I’m the CFO of The Yenta Group, ticker symbol: YNTA. Our inaugural product is yenta-friend, an online matchmaking community. [...]