“Guys and girls in my network who I’d never seen on a dating app …
all of a sudden had this Tinder app installed on their phones.
You’d think someone with that kind of resume, topped by a Stanford MBA no less, would think up a more substantive business than a dating app.
Last year, a record 18% of Stanford MBAs founded companies, but few of those startups were created to do launch an app.
“The Stanford ecosystem is very, very supportive,” she says. Half my classes were on entrepreneurship, and launching a company, and how to start a company—it’s in the water there.
The app will have privacy settings to regulate who sees a member’s profile, barring, for example, colleagues.
“You don’t have to worry about being the talk of the water cooler at work,” Bradford says.
Among other things, the app allows would-be daters to see the educational and work backgrounds of The League’s members, hooking them into the Linked In profiles and Facebook pages of users.
A glimpse of Bradford’s CV would lead most to wonder why she would waste her time with an app in a highly crowded field.