Episode 137: The Two HBS Grads Disrupting Student Loans, Health Insurance, and More
There is strength in numbers—and that is exactly what Nikhil Agarwal and Chris Abkarians count on to secure better MBA student loan rates for MBA candidates through their company, Juno. By utilizing competition among banks and analyzing the subsequent deals that become available, Juno (formerly LeverEdge) is able to get members significantly reduced interest rates and creates the most value for its student members. This innovative business has helped MBA students with $100 million in loans, resulting in $26 million in savings as compared to federal loan options available.
Nikhil Agarwal and Chris Abkarians developed the idea for this business as MBA students at Harvard Business School. Both just graduated this year. Previously, Chris had worked in management consulting, focusing on negotiating TV licensing deals at streaming giant Netflix. He earned degrees in public policy and political science from Duke University. Nikhil’s pre-MBA work experience included engineering at GE and Boeing. The two teamed up for an entrepreneurial adventure, trying to help fellow MBA candidates save on their graduate education.
If you’re bracing yourself for the daunting cost of b-school, see how Juno MBA Student Loans can help. Learn more in our podcast episode below, and then get in touch with them.
This podcast episode is brought to you by Juno.
Incoming and current MBA students can take advantage of Juno’s negotiating power for free to lower the cost of their student loans. Juno is committed to helping members access more affordable student loans, refinancing, student health insurance, test prep and beyond at no cost to them. Learn More Here
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