Entrepreneurs of All Kinds

Using entrepreneurship as a way to look at the world, we can solve more than just business problems. You can apply it to take action by innovating within a large corporation, raising a family, creating a charity, solving global social issues, or starting a business.

The individuals or groups who use Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® to transform opportunity into reality practice Entrepreneurship of All Kinds. These are their stories.

The Corporate Entrepreneur: Matthew Mottola at Microsoft
The Corporate Entrepreneur: Matthew Mottola at Microsoft » Matthew Mottola MS’17 is obsessed with fixing both the way we work, and the way we feel about our work. He used his make-it-happen mindset to tackle this problem at Microsoft.
Michael Ioffe’s Conversation Became a World-Changing Idea
Michael Ioffe’s Conversation Became a World-Changing Idea » A series of conversations with students in Yemen left Michael Ioffe ’21 with an idea—that text messages could be used to bridge the digital learning access gap.
Pursuing Purpose and Profit
Pursuing Purpose and Profit » The leader of Babson’s Lewis Institute, Cheryl Kiser, believes companies can both make money and make a difference.
Shay Jaffar – A Brand Born at Babson
Shay Jaffar – A Brand Born at Babson » Shay Gaafar MBA’19 came to Babson to dive into the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Two years later, she’s leaving with her own brand.
B.E.T.A. Challenge Winners: Where Are They Now?
B.E.T.A. Challenge Winners: Where Are They Now? » What happens after you win the B.E.T.A. Challenge? WIth this year's Venture Expo and Finale nearing, The Blank Center caught up with past winners for updates on their businesses.
“I Walked In And Knew, These Are My People”
“I Walked In And Knew, These Are My People” » As a young entrepreneur, Rachel Pardue ’19, co-founder of LOU, often felt like the odd one out—until she found her home at Babson.
From Commander to Student to Fellow to CEO
From Commander to Student to Fellow to CEO » As graduation approached for Prakash Veenam MBA '18, he took advantage of a summer fellowship offered through the Leonard A. Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship. That fellowship paved the way for Veenam to become CEO just three months later.
CREATEing a Lasting Impact
CREATEing a Lasting Impact » Julia Dean ’19 didn’t come to Babson for business. She came for the liberal arts, and is leaving behind a legacy of creative problem solving.
Chair of the Board of Trustees, Marla Capozzi, Urges Students to Never Stop Learning
Chair of the Board of Trustees, Marla Capozzi, Urges Students to Never Stop Learning » Fundamentally, academia and business are two very different industries. Babson student Jess Chartier ’20 sat down with Babson Board of Trustees Chair Marla Capozzi MBA’96 to discuss the differences and similarities of leading a college and a management consulting firm at the same time.
Storytelling for Social Justice in Flint and Beyond
Storytelling for Social Justice in Flint and Beyond » Melissa Denizard ’20 fell in love with filmmaking in high school. Her latest project? A documentary on Flint, Michigan's water crisis.