Meet the 2023 Summer Venture Program Teams

Babson’s signature Summer Venture Program (SVP) this year includes 14 teams of graduate and undergraduate students that span industries from fintech and blockchain to food & beverage and education.

SVP is a 10-week intensive experience that builds entrepreneurial skills and accelerates the development of student ventures. The teams work and collaborate in co-working spaces at the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship and Babson Boston. One of the signature sessions of SVP is the Hot Seat, in which teams practice pitching their ventures and receive valuable, real-time feedback.

The program culminates with the Summer Venture Program Showcase on July 27 at Babson Boston, where the teams will pitch their ventures to the Babson and local startup communities.

The 2023 SVP cohort includes one B.E.T.A. Challenge finalist, one Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME) business, many members of Babson’s graduating Class of 2023, and more.

The Summer Venture Program teams are:

  • BeJewel — Haha Zixu MBA’24
  • BOND — Chloe Samaha ’25
  • Build You Marketing — Jake Ross ’24
  • Develop US — Luis Martin Vinas MBA’24
  • Furnish It! — Benjamin Weinmann ’25
  • Just Add Flights — Alison Hurley MBA’24
  • Lou Adventures — Nicole Finkielsztein MBA’24 and Alex Finkielsztein
  • Moodelicious — Olivia Lee ’25, Arvaan Bader ’25, Milind Macedo ’25, Will Andrew ’25
  • PetPax — Nathan Ruff MBA’23 and Anthony Gatti MBA’24
  • Portalys — Thomas Thiry ’25, Issam Haddad, Nathan Dayan, Jules Rainon, Genesis Hernandez
  • Realme In — Saranga Pagadala ’23
  • Semillas Society — Cindy Escobar ’23
  • Social Trade — Manraj Bains ’24
  • TruLeague — Lakshya Daga MBA’23, Irina Shchukina MBA’24, Aaron Yaniro MBA’23

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