Calvin Chen

New York, New York, US

Calvin's Skills
Business Development
Product Management

Startup Experience

First time founder

About Calvin

I'm a '14 Columbia Business School MBA building a platform to connect foreign applicants with current students and alumni from their target schools who will act as coaches. It isn't a new idea but I believe previous renditions have not been executed correctly and there has so far been no winner in the space. We have done a lot of legwork for market validation to date. MVP went up in July (sign ups and feedback only), functional prototype in Oct, successful pilot in Nov, and got our first paying customer in Dec. All without spending a single dollar on marketing. We strongly believe in "doing well by doing good" and as a result our coaching community is passionate about our service. We are now moving onto the next phase of product development because we have outgrown our embarrassingly bad prototype.

We are looking for a tech lead to take what we have and turn it into something awesome. The ideal candidate is passionate about the value that we bring to the market, preferably someone who was a foreign applicant to American universities themselves.

All are welcome to send me a note.


Columbia Busness School


2014 - 2014

Columbia University

Bachelor's of Arts

2007 - 2007