Today, we are joined by Cassie Collier, who is the first ever guest on “Why I Quit.” After graduating college, she joined the Peace Corps in Nicaragua. She became inspired teaching entrepreneurship classes to high schoolers, which was the start of her entrepreneurial bug.
When returning to the states, Cassie received her masters at Harvard University and ended up on Wall Street joining Deutsche Bank full-time. While working full-time, she couldn’t shake the idea of starting her own business. One day, Cassie and her sister, Jackie, invented a board game for their family, which was based on their memories and family traditions. This brought them so close, which sparked the idea of starting a company called Bundle to build custom board games for others.
As Bundle kept growing, Cassie was planning on leaving her full-time job. However, she was able to strike an agreement with her company to adjust her schedule to part time. Fast forward 3 years, Cassie and her sister and still running Bundle. For anyone looking to learn more about her company or purchase a board game, check out the site here!
Check out the conversation as we dive into the following:
- How the resilience of entrepreneurs in Nicaragua inspired her to start her own business
- How she felt she was losing creative entrepreneurial side at Deutsche Bank
- How she was looking out for her perfect co-founder for years, which turned out to be her sister Jackie
- How she was able to keep health insurance and some financial stability by not quitting but going part-time
- How she founded a board game company based on a game they originally invented for their family
Listen to Cassie share her story and get inspired with her amazing advice to people thinking about following a similar path. Check out the full conversation on YouTube or Spotify by clicking the links below.
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