Exploring Careers

How I Fulfilled My Lifelong Dream of Opening an Ice Cream Shop


Mohan Kumar always wanted to own an ice cream shop—and two years after founding the Brooklyn-based OddFellows Ice Cream Co. with his wife and a friend, he was finally able to leave his job in real estate finance to pursue his dream project full time. Kumar learned many lessons during his career pivot to entrepreneur, including be prepared to do it all (even cleaning bathrooms) and hire people who brighten your day.

Watch Mohan’s story in this video, our first in the series “How I Turned my Side Hustle into a Career.” And check out the second and third videos, too!