This Case is aboutÂ ENTREPRENEURSHIP
PUBLICATION DATE: August 29, 2011 PRODUCT #: 812011-HCB-ENG
Akhil Patel is passionate about his company thought: an advanced green technology fuel cell. He needs to dive in and invest to his startup, but his fiancee, Roopa Rao, is a lot more risk averse, the startup is not approved of by his parents, and Akhil has an enticing alternative offer from a prestigious consulting firm. Should Akhil become an entrepreneur and pursue his vision? Or should he comply to the other powers in his life and take the “safer” consulting occupation? It is a companion case to Profession at a Crossroad: Akhil Patel, HBS No. 812-010, giving Roopa Rao’s point of view.