Introducing CBS Startup Stories, a new video series in which alumni founders share their entrepreneurial journey, from CBS to where they are today. 

Skip Hop

Catch up with Skip Hop Co-Founder Michael Diamant ’93 to hear the inspiration behind Skip Hop as well as early challenges and lessons learned while launching, growing, and ultimately selling this global lifestyle brand for parents, babies, and kids.

Michael Diamant



Catch up with Betterment founder and original CEO Jon Stein '09 to hear what inspired him to start Betterment while at CBS, his advice to early-stage entrepreneurs, and how his professors and classmates helped him launch and grow Betterment into the world’s largest automated investing service


Daily Harvest

Catch up with Daily Harvest founder and CEO Rachel Drori '09 to hear why she founded Daily Harvest, her advice to early-stage entrepreneurs, and what CBS class was most helpful in her startup journey.



Catch up with ShopKeep CEO and co-founder David Olk '11 to hear how CBS taught him how to ‘hustle’, his advice to early-stage entrepreneurs, and how he continues to give back to the CBS community to this day.


Local Civics

Catch up with Local Civics CEO and co-founder Beverly Leon '20 to learn how she developed her company at CBS, her advice to early-stage entrepreneurs, and the community that helped shape her entrepreneurial journey.


Catch up with EpiBone Co-founder Nina Tandon '12 to learn how her company is changing skeletal repair, how she started it at CBS, and her advice to early-stage entrepreneurs.


Thursday Boots

Catch up with Thursday Boot Company Co-founder and Executive Chairman Connor Wilson '15 to learn how he and Nolan Walsh '15 came up with their idea, the resources they gained at CBS, and his advice to early-stage entrepreneurs.


Hero Cosmetics

Catch up with Ju Rhyu '08 to learn how she came up with her business idea for Hero Cosmetics, the class that inspired her entrepreneurial dreams, and her advice to early-stage founders.


BlocPower founder Donnel Baird '13 discusses what he learned at CBS, the future of renewable energy, and his advice to early-stage entrepreneurs.

Wandering Bear Coffee

In the premiere of our new series CBS Startup Stories, catch up with Wandering Bear Coffee co-founders Matt Bachmann '15 and Ben Gordon '15 as they talk about how they met at CBS, the challenges they face in the coffee business, and their advice to early-stage entrepreneurs.