Before coming to HBS, I thought of entrepreneurship as a solo endeavor – something you take on only if you have a newsworthy idea, unshakeable self-confidence, and a closet full of black turtlenecks. In my time in consulting and then at a rapidly growing startup, I had come to see myself as the ultimate team player and not at all as the type of person who would strike out on their own. I love getting dropped into new situations and diverse teams to solve new problems and this interest in team dynamics, problem solving, and rapid change made me think that the entrepreneurial path was not for me. [...]