I'm one year into a career at a boutique strat consultancy, enjoying it but desperate to go full time on a business I've been trying to run on the side.
I'm confident i can get funded (VC).
The lack of salary isn't the worry, what worries me is the the prospects if the start up fails (50:50 chance?). One year will be worth very little.
I'm just running the scenarios, but should I fail - how do top MBA schools and top firms look on 2/3 years (ultimately unsuccessful) enterprise? It's an interesting tech business with big capital projects, not selling custom t-shirts from my bed room.