Benyamin Meirowitz, a 2015 Georgetown MBA candidate, attended the University of Vermont as an undergrad, where he majored in secondary education. After graduating, Meirowitz chose to teach; after about a year in the field of education, he realized his passions laid elsewhere. After working for four years in management consulting, he finally made the switch to startups.
Meirowitz discovered Main Street Genome through Allison Custer, an accounting professor at Georgetown, and learned of the internship opportunity through Startup Hoyas. Main Street Genome, founded by Eric Koester and Scott Case (also the founders of Priceline helps business owners reduce risk while simultaneously increasing profit, pinpointing areas lacking in efficiency and improving those inefficiencies.
Meirowitz, as an intern, was originally responsible for “forming an operation for about sixty days on [his] own, whether on boarding a new customer, designing customer experience, or collecting data in some way. Then [he} would spend thirty days resourcing and hiring people to do it.” After this initial project was complete, he “would move on to the next thing.” Meanwhile, he always asked himself, “How can we create a sustainable and standard procedure?”
Despite being busy with work and classes, Meirowitz still finds time to indulge his interest in entrepreneurship at Georgetown. Last year, he participated and won the VCIC competition an annual competition that allows students to act as venture capitalists investing in startups. After graduating in the spring, Meirowitz plans to continue his work at the Main Street Genome.