Pursuing an MS in Entrepreneurship and Innovation: How Mitch Brundy Found a Home For His Ambitions at Drexel
Mitch Brudy did not mean to become an entrepreneur. But sometimes life can lead you down some pretty unexpected paths.
Brudy attended Drexel University as an undergraduate, studying business administration with a concentration in marketing. He also worked as a personal trainer on the side. During his senior year, he was approached to join a startup called WeTrain, which aimed to connect trainers with potential customers. Brudy was responsible for WeTrain’s marketing, and he and his fellow co-founders were eventually able to sell the company.
But what’s next? To figure that out, Brudy decided to go back to Drexel. Specifically, he decided to pursue an MS in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Drexel’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship.
“I'd considered an MBA before seeing that Drexel offered the entrepreneurship innovation program. And once I saw that, the light bulb went off. It was exactly what I wanted,” Brudy said. “A lot of business degrees will teach you the business side, but they don't teach you how to create, how to innovate. I knew I wanted to work in start-ups. And this was an opportunity to get a very specialized education in the exact industry I wanted to go into.”
Brudy graduated with his master’s in 2019, and hopes to one day launch his own startup incubator.
“One of the things that drew me to personal training was the ability to help people. As a personal trainer, that's your whole mission is to bring someone from a starting point to an end point, to help them achieve a goal,” Brudy said. “And I think that's one of the driving forces behind me wanting to start my own incubator is helping start-ups get from that start point to where they're trying to get and help them achieve their goals.”