Gautam Gupta ’07
Co-founder and CEO, NatureBox
What Words Have Changed Your Life?
Innovation, persistence, and hard work
How Do You Want to Change the World?
We want to change the way food is being made and sold—instead of multi-year product-development cycles focused on mass-market appeal, we want food products to be personalized to the individual and for the experience of finding those products to cater to the individual’s needs and likes.
Why Does the World Need More Leaders with an Entrepreneurial Mindset?
I believe that for organizations to succeed, they must do something different—in the way the organization works internally, the product or service, or the way they go to market. The business world is simply too competitive for businesses to thrive without a unique take on the world.
What Is Your Proudest Moment in Business?
I’m hopeful that my proudest moments are still ahead. We’ve been fortunate and lucky to be building a great business, but I hope that we are still just scratching the surface of what is possible at NatureBox.
What Do Others Need to Know about Babson?
Babson is a truly unique place and I believe the gold standard in entrepreneurship education. Everything about Babson inspires focus and ambition, from the dedicated staff to thought-leading faculty to talented classmates.
How Do You Define Entrepreneurship?
I think entrepreneurship is a way of thinking—it’s a mindset that looks at a problem and immediately finds solutions. It’s a mindset that is not afraid to take calculating risks and, most of all, believes that the problem can be solved.