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 Man at the Top of the T
The Man at the Top of the T » Babson graduate Steve Poftak has taken on arguably one of the toughest jobs in New England, but he is happy and humbled to be the MBTA’s new leader.
At the Founders Summit, Mentoring Goes Mega
At the Founders Summit, Mentoring Goes Mega » 100 alumni founders. 100 student entrepreneurs. 200 conversations. 1 afternoon. The Blank Center takes mentoring to the next level at Babson’s first Founders Summit.
Learning Retail by Doing Retail
Learning Retail by Doing Retail » A popular retail class held at Babson Boston gives students the opportunity to open and run their own store.
Behind the Curtain of a Family Business
Behind the Curtain of a Family Business » Babson’s Live Case Study series takes attendees into the inner workings of family enterprises, which often are tight-lipped about the challenges they are facing.
Taking the Lead
Taking the Lead » Hisham Beydoun MBA’19 came to Babson to learn how he could use business to change the world. He is leaving changed by his classmates and the impact he made on the Babson community.
Fulbright and the Pursuit of Global Citizenship
Fulbright and the Pursuit of Global Citizenship » Julia Dean ’19 has been awarded a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to improve access to entrepreneurship education in South Korea. She is the latest in a line of Babson students who have decided to take advantage of their opportunities to better the lives of others around the world.
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.