Hult Alumni Entrepreneurs

Discover the inspiration, challenges and advice from Hult entrepreneurs across industries and nations. If you know of a company founded by a Hult alumni that would like to be featured, let us know at alumniaffairs(at)hult.edu

Alumni Entrepreneurs

  • Youssef Khalil, 2012 MIB

    Fresh, Egypt

    Fresh (Egypt) is a family business that started out with only 20 employees and producing only fans 30 years ago. Today it operates in 30 different countries, has USD350 million dollars in revenue, three base operations across the world (Egypt, Ethiopia, and Georgia), and 4,000 employees. It manufactures and distributes affordable yet durable home appliances. Fresh’s aim is to reduce waste, increase production efficiency, and find smart yet affordable solution to attract clients. Fresh is looking to acquire several companies in Italy and Spain to strengthen its supply chain and reduce transport costs. It is also looking to expand into new products such as fridges, built-in appliances, and a range of smart products controlled by smartphones.

    “Since my time at Hult I think global and act local, I have expanded my network and heard ideas from all the rest of the world during the class discussions. And of course I learned new business skills, learned a new language, and gained lots of self-confidence.”

  • Greg Nuk, 2008 MBA

    Millstream Fabrication, Canada

    Millstream (Canada) designs, manufactures, delivers and supports Chinese-made pressure vessels and heat exchangers.

    “My advice for Hult grads looking to set up their own business is have a lot of passion, love the challenge, keep it simple, and work hard. Your business will become your whole life so make sure you have family, friends, and loved ones very close for daily comfort and distraction.”

  • Manuel Martinez, 2001 BBA

    Nodosa Group, Spain

    Nodosa Group (Spain) is dedicated to shipbuilding and the repatriation of all types of vessels.

    “Hult helped me to continue the family business by helping me to explore and open the company to new markets and promote it internationally. International relationships are essential nowadays to promote a company, especially in the naval market, because it is very difficult to attract and retain new customers.”

  • Miguel Costa, 1998 MBA

    Quimicobay Unipessoal Lda , Portugal

    Quimicobay Unipessoal Lda (Portugal) taps into road tunnel maintenance opportunities in the Madeira market. It produces indus¬trial paint for road tunnels, car parks, and petrochemicals. They also work worldwide as a consultant, supplier, and applicator for epoxy coatings. The company was born right after Miguel finished his MBA—he started out in commercial chemical products, then interior décor, before realizing in 2011 that there was an opportunity in road tunnel maintenance in the Madeira market. Miguel is looking to initiate a partnership elsewhere with fellow alumni interested in starting a business like this one.