Author: Alexandra Dunk

Alexandra Dunk
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Alexandra Dunk
As Assistant Director of Outreach, Marketing, and Communication, Alexandra is responsible for driving awareness of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship's mission and brand and for developing marketing communication plans around its programs, initiatives, and signature events. Before joining the Babson team, Alexandra spent five years as the marketing director for national and regional restaurant chains, as well as three years in operations. She brings a passion for entrepreneurial environments to her position, having also had the opportunity to work with a food startup in the Harvard Innovation Lab. She has her BA in Political Science and French from Tufts University.
Women-Led Teams Working to Empower Women
Women-Led Teams Working to Empower Women » Three of the nine 2021 B.E.T.A. Challenge finalists share common ground as women-led companies seeking solutions to help women around the world.
B.E.T.A. Challenge Powered by Babson Faculty’s Expertise
B.E.T.A. Challenge Powered by Babson Faculty’s Expertise » The Blank Center for Entrepreneurship’s annual B.E.T.A. Challenge business competition succeeds thanks to one of Babson College’s greatest assets: its faculty.
Yes, You Can Create Positive Impact While Driving Financial Returns
Yes, You Can Create Positive Impact While Driving Financial Returns » To maximize their impact and solve pressing problems facing society today, entrepreneurial leaders are fostering collaboration, demonstrating creativity, and empowering others.
Leading Change and Finding Scale Through Franchising
Leading Change and Finding Scale Through Franchising » Franchising provides a competitive advantage for entrepreneurial leaders seeking to drive impact in a human-centric way, according to Babson alumni.
Entrepreneurship Finds Roots in Families, Reveals GEM Report
Entrepreneurship Finds Roots in Families, Reveals GEM Report » Worldwide, 75% of entrepreneurs and 81% of established business owners are entrepreneurs, co-owning or managing their businesses with family members.
The Hot Seat Goes Virtual
The Hot Seat Goes Virtual » Entrepreneurs in the Summer Catalyst accelerator program sit in the virtual Hot Seat to hear feedback from peers and strategically improve their pitching.
Leading Edge Insights for Entrepreneurs from BCERC
Leading Edge Insights for Entrepreneurs from BCERC » This year’s Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference brought leading-edge research directly to entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship educators—findings that are typically directed to academic audiences.
Babson Entrepreneurs Win B.E.T.A. Challenge
Babson Entrepreneurs Win B.E.T.A. Challenge » Noah Doris ’20 of Goba Tea, Vaidehi Tembhekar MBA’21 of Busy Boda, and Aakaanksh Pothukutchi ’13 of Dash Beyond are the winners of the 2020 B.E.T.A. Challenge.
The B.E.T.A. Challenge Finale is Coming. The Finalists are Ready.
The B.E.T.A. Challenge Finale is Coming. The Finalists are Ready. » At the B.E.T.A. Challenge finale, Babson entrepreneurs will come together for the ultimate pitch, and an opportunity to win big.
For Alumni, B.E.T.A. a Chance to Win Big and Give Back
For Alumni, B.E.T.A. a Chance to Win Big and Give Back » The impact of Babson’s global alumni network can be seen and felt in many ways throughout the duration of the annual B.E.T.A. Challenge.
Building Startup Communities with Brad Feld
Building Startup Communities with Brad Feld » At a fireside chat with members of the Babson community, venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and author Brad Feld painted an incredibly rich picture of entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Culture as the Strategy for Startup Success
Culture as the Strategy for Startup Success » How can you create a high-performance company culture for startup success? With research-based insights, leadership and culture expert Bob Stringer shares his tips.
Celebrating 20 Years of Rocket Pitch with 20 Entrepreneurs, Part II
Celebrating 20 Years of Rocket Pitch with 20 Entrepreneurs, Part II » Our list of 20 Babson College entrepreneurs and innovators who have pitched at Babson's signature pitch event continues.
Celebrating 20 Years of Rocket Pitch with 20 Entrepreneurs, Part I
Celebrating 20 Years of Rocket Pitch with 20 Entrepreneurs, Part I » Meet 20 Babson entrepreneurs and innovators who have pitched at Babson’s most iconic—and electrifying—pitch event.
eTower, a Venture in Itself
eTower, a Venture in Itself » eTower is widely known at Babson for the entrepreneurial successes and endeavors of residents past. But, how did it start and why does it endure? Community.
Students Reinvent the Pitch with Kevin Harrington This article contains a video
Students Reinvent the Pitch with Kevin Harrington » Twenty-eight years ago, Kevin Harrington was a young entrepreneur making $50 million in revenue. Fast forward a few years, and the $50 million became $500 million. What made the difference? Babson.
It’s Not Entrepreneurship, It’s Artrepreneurship
It’s Not Entrepreneurship, It’s Artrepreneurship » What does Jamie Kent ’09 think is the biggest opportunity and the greatest hope for the music industry? Is it the next emerging artist? A new genre? No—it’s blockchain technology.
From Entrepreneurial Leader to Entrepreneur in Residence
From Entrepreneurial Leader to Entrepreneur in Residence » Tech CEO Priya Iyer takes on her newest role: Entrepreneur in Residence at Babson's Blank Center.
Student Startups Make Summer Venture Program
Student Startups Make Summer Venture Program » Find out which student startup teams will take their businesses through Babson’s intensive Summer Venture Program.
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.
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.
Setting the Stage for Startup Success
Setting the Stage for Startup Success » Now more than ever, American entrepreneurs see good business opportunities around them. So, what will it take for them to act on it—and to be successful?
Starting but Not Scaling
Starting but Not Scaling » The Babson-sponsored U.S. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report tells us that significant numbers of entrepreneurs are of diverse ethnicities, but that this isn’t the case for established business owners. Do these entrepreneurs have the resources they need during the critical intervening stages between startup to success?
Women Weigh Risks and Rewards When Faced with Entrepreneurial Opportunity
Women Weigh Risks and Rewards When Faced with Entrepreneurial Opportunity » The 2017 Babson-sponsored U.S. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report finds that 59 percent of women entrepreneurs perceive opportunity, the highest rate ever recorded, but their entrepreneurial intentions are not trending upward—yet.
Leadership and Startup Expert Bob Stringer Will Lead the Summer Venture Program
Leadership and Startup Expert Bob Stringer Will Lead the Summer Venture Program » Consultant, author, and venture capitalist-turned-angel investor and startup advisor Bob Stringer is the Blank Center’s new Summer Venture Program director.
Blank Center Names New Entrepreneurs in Residence
Blank Center Names New Entrepreneurs in Residence » Accomplished tech executives and entrepreneurs Derek Schoettle and John Landry will mentor students and share their experiences at the Blank Center.
How Can We Activate Entrepreneurs at Any Age?
How Can We Activate Entrepreneurs at Any Age? » The latest U.S. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report tells us that entrepreneurial activity is happening across the entire age spectrum. So why is it lowest among youth and seniors?
Entrepreneurship: An American Obsession?
Entrepreneurship: An American Obsession? » Thirty million Americans are starting new businesses, and the majority of U.S. adults see good entrepreneurial opportunities around them, according to the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) U.S. Report.
Babson Entrepreneurs Resolve to Achieve, Get Inspired, and Aspire in 2019
Babson Entrepreneurs Resolve to Achieve, Get Inspired, and Aspire in 2019 » We asked a group of Babson entrepreneurs what they hope to accomplish in 2019. Read on for their resolutions (and nonresolutions, too).