On March 4, 2013, Hansoo Lee, Haas School of Business alum (MBA 2010) and co-founder of Magoosh, lost his 15-month battle with lung cancer.
Hansoo came to Berkeley-Haas fully aware that he wanted to pursue entrepreneurship and once there, he encouraged prospective students to do the same. He was a visionary, a leader, and an integral part of the Haas community. He had a pronounced impact on those around him, pushing them to make a tangible difference in the world.
Hansoo pursued Magoosh, his venture, full-time for his summer internship, foregoing traditional paid internship opportunities. Based on the team’s progress that summer, Hansoo and his co-founder, Bhavin, had enough confidence to pursue Magoosh full-time after graduation.
Hansoo believed that as a community, the Haas network should encourage entrepreneurship as a full-time internship option by providing students with a stipend and mentors for the summer.
As a way to honor his memory, we have created the Hansoo Lee Fellowship. The Fellowship will provide a stipend and mentorship to help Berkeley-Haas MBA students pursue their venture full-time for their summer internship, as Hansoo did. MBA students will receive:
- A summer stipend of $5 - $10K
- Mentorship from Haas alums focused on entrepreneurship
- Office space
To donate to the Fellowship, click here