Author: Kait Smith Lanthier

Kait Smith Lanthier

Kait Smith Lanthier is the editor at Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. As Babson College’s brand journalist, she writes about all things entrepreneurship and innovation, telling the stories of new venture entrepreneurs, social innovators, family businesses, and corporate intrapraneurs who are redefining entrepreneurship. Her writing has appeared in print and online in a variety of outlets including USA Today, Yahoo Shine, YourTango, CosmoGirl, and First for Women magazine. Smith earned her undergraduate degree in journalism and graduate degree in integrated marketing, both from Marist College.

klanthier@babson.edu

Startup City: Miami’s Emerging Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Miami

If tasked with naming entrepreneurial cities, a few startup stalwarts might top your list: San Francisco. Boston. New York. But, a new hub has emerged far from the sphere of Silicon Valley or the bustling Northeast. A coastal city where the startup scene is just as hot as the temperature, with an ever-increasing number of…

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Disrupting the Status Quo

Paul Quinn Football Field

You’ve heard the adages, seen the inspirational quotes: same old thinking, same old results. There ought to be a better way than the way it always has been done. Beyond the axioms, however, are real-life examples of leaders challenging traditional models of doing business, using entrepreneurship to reshape and reimagine the communities—and the world—we live…

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5 Entrepreneurial Lessons From Commencement Speakers

Before the handshake, the diploma exchange, the turning of tassels, or the tossing of caps, this year’s crop of college graduates will experience a treasured tradition: the commencement speech. The speech serves as a last lesson of sorts for students; parting words of wisdom and advice, often from some of the most successful people in…

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Meet Jamie Kent: Singer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur

Jamie Kent

Jamie Kent grew up with a beloved summer ritual: watching James Taylor perform at Tanglewood, the famed concert venue in the Berkshires. In 2015, Kent made another summer pilgrimage to Tanglewood, but this time the singer-songwriter’s purpose—and view—had shifted. He wasn’t a member of the crowd; he was on stage, performing as the opening act…

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Honest Stories from Women Leaders

Boston WIN Lab

A spreadsheet malfunction that prompted a moment of clarity. An entrepreneur’s brush with anthropology. The challenges of being women in male-dominated industries. These are just some of the many moments, observations and reflections shared by top female executives during “Honest Stories from Women Leaders,” a conversation at Babson College’s Boston Campus sponsored by the Women…

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5 Teen Entrepreneurship Programs Teaching More Than Business Skills

At Portsmouth High School, students in Tiffany D’Amour’s business classes are getting a lesson in entrepreneurship. The class, aptly titled Entrepreneurship, is the culmination of a four-course business curriculum (the first three are Introduction to Business, Marketing and Sales, and Accounting) at the New Hampshire school. As part of the course, students write business plans…

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Youth Entrepreneurship: A Valuable Life Lesson

Kid Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship—it’s more than just starting a business. That’s especially true for the educators teaching entrepreneurship to younger generations. With lessons rooted in entrepreneurship, youth are learning creative thinking, problem solving, financial savvy, and other critical life skills that prepare them for the future. The delivery of entrepreneurial education varies. At Portsmouth High School in New…

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3 Initiatives Introducing Entrepreneurial Skills To Preteens

On a warm, sticky Saturday in May 2015, those strolling the streets of Boston could quench their thirst with a sweet, entrepreneurial treat: lemonade. It was Lemonade Day, and in celebration of the nationwide initiative, more than 4,000 Boston-area children set up lemonade stands on popular city streets and sold the freshly squeezed drink to…

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Students Backing Students: The Rise of the Dorm Room Venture Capitalist

Like many of today’s most successful companies—Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and WordPress, to name a few—Rough Draft Ventures (RDV) was founded at a college. But, for Rough Draft, college is more than just the place where the idea was born; campuses are where the idea thrives. RDV is a team of students backing fellow students at…

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How Coca-Cola is Leading Women’s Empowerment in the Developing World

What does it mean to empower women? Consult the dictionary, and you’ll find the word empower means to make someone stronger and more confident, particularly when it comes to their life and their rights. Consult the United Nations, and you’ll see the words equality, advocacy, education, and training on its list of seven Women’s Empowerment…

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