Author: Kait Smith Lanthier

Kait Smith Lanthier
MANAGING EDITOR
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.

Honest Stories from Women Leaders
Living Entrepreneurship
Honest Stories from Women Leaders » A spreadsheet malfunction that prompted a moment of clarity. An entrepreneur’s brush with anthropology. The challenges of being women in male-dominated industries. Hear anecdotes, advice, and life lessons from some of Boston's top female CEOs.
5 Teen Entrepreneurship Programs Teaching More Than Business Skills
Preparing Entrepreneurial Leaders
5 Teen Entrepreneurship Programs Teaching More Than Business Skills » Engaging teenagers in entrepreneurial activities sets them up for long-term success. All rooted in the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, these programs prepare students for college, teach them to follow their passions, and—for some—inspire them to create their own ventures.
Youth Entrepreneurship: A Valuable Life Lesson
Preparing Entrepreneurial Leaders
Youth Entrepreneurship: A Valuable Life Lesson » Entrepreneurship education does more than encourage youth to start a business; it prepares them for life.
3 Initiatives Introducing Entrepreneurial Skills To Preteens
Preparing Entrepreneurial Leaders
3 Initiatives Introducing Entrepreneurial Skills To Preteens » Programs like Lemonade day use entrepreneurship as a vehicle to teach children creative thinking, problem solving, financial smarts, and other important life skills.
Students Backing Students: The Rise of the Dorm Room Venture Capitalist
Living Entrepreneurship
Students Backing Students: The Rise of the Dorm Room Venture Capitalist » Rough Draft Ventures' peers-funding-peers model gives young entrepreneurs access to equity-free capital and resources, and gives students access to learning about the Venture Capital industry. Above all, it encourages entrepreneurship and creates a community of student founders that have gone on to launch successful ventures after graduation.
How Coca-Cola is Leading Women’s Empowerment in the Developing World
Amplifying Social Innovation
How Coca-Cola is Leading Women’s Empowerment in the Developing World » What does it mean to empower women? For the Coca-Cola Company, women’s empowerment takes form in 5by20, a global initiative to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs across the company’s value chain by 2020.
Four Ways To Ace Your Venture Capital Funding Pitch
Preparing Entrepreneurial Leaders
Four Ways To Ace Your Venture Capital Funding Pitch » Ideas are a dime a dozen. It’s a harsh but true reality, especially for entrepreneurs seeking venture funding. In a world with millions of ideas, many of which are the same, why should a venture capitalist fund yours?
Care.com’s Sheila Lirio Marcelo’s Advice for Entrepreneurial Women
Living Entrepreneurship
Care.com’s Sheila Lirio Marcelo’s Advice for Entrepreneurial Women » In the early 2000s, the Yellow Pages just weren’t cutting it. At least not for Sheila Lirio Marcelo, who was struggling to find care for her newborn child and her ailing father. Her struggle to find suitable care inspired her to develop a better solution for families everywhere.
TripAdvisor’s Stephen Kaufer on Shifting from Founder to CEO
Living Entrepreneurship
TripAdvisor’s Stephen Kaufer on Shifting from Founder to CEO » Stephen Kaufer has been with TripAdvisor throughout its 16-year journey from B2B vertical search engine to becoming the world’s largest travel site. Along the way, he has steered the company through pivots, sales, acquisitions and an IPO, to become an industry-leader in a highly competitive and rapidly evolving market.
Growing the Maker Movement at American Field
Living Entrepreneurship
Growing the Maker Movement at American Field » For entrepreneur Mark Bollman the concept of American Made isn't a trend or passing fad. It's a movement showcasing the best in American made goods, and the entrepreneurs behind them.