Author: Kait Smith Lanthier

Kait Smith Lanthier
Managing Editor
Kait Smith Lanthier
Kait Smith Lanthier is the Director, Content Strategy at Babson College and the Managing Editor of Babson Thought & Action. 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.
Seeking a Babson Alumni-Founded Business? Look to Babson Street
Seeking a Babson Alumni-Founded Business? Look to Babson Street » Featuring everything from apparel and fashion, beverages, eCommerce sites, restaurants, luxury hotels, and more, Babson Street is the College’s "marketplace" of alumni-founded businesses.
‘Everyone Has to Be an Entrepreneurial Leader’
‘Everyone Has to Be an Entrepreneurial Leader’ » In the kickoff to the first Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Week, Babson leaders discussed the need for entrepreneurial leadership worldwide—and how the College is creating them.
At Babson College, Arthur Blank’s Values-Based Leadership Takes Center Stage This article contains a video
At Babson College, Arthur Blank’s Values-Based Leadership Takes Center Stage » Babson community members from around the world tuned in live to hear Arthur M. Blank ’63, H’98. discuss values-based, human-centric leadership at Babson, in Blank’s businesses, and beyond.
Great Leaders Have These 3 Best Leadership Traits in Common
Great Leaders Have These 3 Best Leadership Traits in Common » Entrepreneurial leaders are strong risk managers. Exceptional uncertainty navigators. Skilled ambiguity explorers.
Here’s How Babson Will Test Students, Faculty, and Staff for COVID-19 This Fall
Here’s How Babson Will Test Students, Faculty, and Staff for COVID-19 This Fall » As students, faculty, and staff diligently prepare for a return to Babson College’s campuses this fall, a critical component of working to safeguard everyone is a plan to test the community for COVID-19.
The Power of One This article contains a video
The Power of One » There is power in one voice. That’s the message in a video from the Babson College Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Committee.
Community Forums Bring Babson Together for Return to Campus Updates
Community Forums Bring Babson Together for Return to Campus Updates » Over the course of three days, more than 1,300 Babson community members gathered virtually for community forums focused on the College’s return to campus plan.
8 Questions (And Answers) About Dining Together This Fall
8 Questions (And Answers) About Dining Together This Fall » We partnered with the Dining Services team to answer your most pressing questions about dining together this fall.
Staying Healthy Together: A Q&A
Staying Healthy Together: A Q&A » The latest in our series of Babson Together Instagram Q&As focused on staying healthy together this fall.
Your Living On Campus Questions, Answered
Your Living On Campus Questions, Answered » The latest in our series of Babson Together Instagram Q&As focused on living on campus this fall.
President Spinelli and College Leaders Discuss Return to Campus, Strategic Plan at Community Forum
President Spinelli and College Leaders Discuss Return to Campus, Strategic Plan at Community Forum » At a community forum for staff and faculty, President Spinelli and other campus leaders discussed the fall semester’s return to campus and shared updates on the strategic plan.
Community Forums Preview Return to Babson College Campus
Community Forums Preview Return to Babson College Campus » At a virtual community forum for undergraduate students and families, Babson College leadership previewed plans for the community’s return to campus this fall.
An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem on the Rise
An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem on the Rise » How does an entrepreneurial ecosystem survive and thrive? The new GEM report highlights the strength of Miami’s entrepreneurial community.
Babson Class of 2020 Honored at Degree Conferral
Babson Class of 2020 Honored at Degree Conferral » On Saturday, nearly 1,200 graduate and undergraduate students earned their Babson College degrees.
LGBTQ Community and Allies Celebrated at Babson’s Lavender Graduation
LGBTQ Community and Allies Celebrated at Babson’s Lavender Graduation » The Babson community gathered virtually for Lavender Graduation, a tradition honoring LGBTQ+ and ally students and recognizing their achievements and contributions to the College.
Babson College Will Be Open This Fall
Babson College Will Be Open This Fall » Babson College will be open this fall, with flexible learning options for those who cannot physically return to campus.
Celebrating Babson’s Best
Celebrating Babson’s Best » The annual Best of Babson awards celebrated the achievements of the College’s undergraduate student clubs, organizations, and leaders.
The Show Must Go On (From a Distance) This article contains a video
The Show Must Go On (From a Distance) » Faced with the cancellations of their spring shows, members of Babson’s student arts organizations came together for a stay-at-home production.
When Current Events Become Coursework
When Current Events Become Coursework » A Management Consulting course assignment asked undergraduate students to reflect on the challenges of remote work.
How to Build a Personal Brand
How to Build a Personal Brand » In our rapidly changing world, cultivating your personal brand is more important than ever. Karen Hebert-Maccaro, CEO of Babson Executive Education, shares how.
With Centers and Institutes, Experiential Learning Carries On
With Centers and Institutes, Experiential Learning Carries On » Among the many ways students are getting hands-on experience in a virtual environment: by engaging with our centers and institutes.
Babson Community Coronavirus Update
Babson Community Coronavirus Update » The latest on Babson College’s response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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.
Babson Community Coronavirus Update
Babson Community Coronavirus Update » The latest on Babson College’s response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
5 Questions with Nori Horvitz
5 Questions with Nori Horvitz » Nori Horvitz '20 is a student who has worked tirelessly to make Babson life as engaging as possible.
Babson Community Coronavirus Update
Babson Community Coronavirus Update » The latest on Babson College’s response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Babson Undergraduates Welcomed Into Beta Gamma Sigma
Babson Undergraduates Welcomed Into Beta Gamma Sigma » Students and families from around the world attended a virtual Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society induction ceremony.
Sending an Air Hug
Sending an Air Hug » Helena Dweck’s early return from a semester abroad in Italy sparked a business idea.
Babson Community Coronavirus Update
Babson Community Coronavirus Update » The latest on Babson College’s response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The B.E.T.A. Challenge Goes Online This article contains a photo gallery
The B.E.T.A. Challenge Goes Online » Even from a distance, the Babson community came together to support this year's B.E.T.A. Challenge semifinalists.
Babson Community Coronavirus Update
Babson Community Coronavirus Update » The latest updates, resources, and support from Babson College’s response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
How to Thrive in an Online Classroom
How to Thrive in an Online Classroom » Students have transitioned to online classes for the remainder of the semester. We asked experts for advice on how they can set themselves up for success.
Answering the Call
Answering the Call » When Boston Public Schools needed help printing educational packets for students to take home during the COVID-19 recess, Babson’s Canon Copy Center answered the call.
Lessons from Zumba’s Disruptive Business Model
Lessons from Zumba’s Disruptive Business Model » Fitness is an industry filled with disruptive business models. What can we learn from Zumba’s?
Babson College Moves All Classes Online Due to Coronavirus
Babson College Moves All Classes Online Due to Coronavirus » As a proactive measure against the spread of COVID-19, Babson College will transition all classes fully online beginning Friday, March 13.
In Babson’s Strategic Plan, a Bold Course Forward
In Babson’s Strategic Plan, a Bold Course Forward » College leaders gathered with the community to share updates on strategic planning efforts, and share the vision for Babson’s bold future.
Leaving His Mark
Leaving His Mark » With graduation on the horizon, Sienzhi Kouemo ’20 shares how he has made his mark on Babson—and how Babson has made an impression, too.
Meet the Class of 2023’s FME Ventures This article contains a photo gallery
Meet the Class of 2023’s FME Ventures » Miss the Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME) Expo? Check out this year's businesses in our gallery.
Creating a New (Ad)venture in FME
Creating a New (Ad)venture in FME » Jack Flynn ’20 always had an appetite for creativity. That interest led him to Babson, where he turned his FME business into his full-time venture.
Babson Graduates Are Career Ready
Babson Graduates Are Career Ready » Ninety-nine percent of Babson’s class of 2019 are employed or continuing their education.
Ring Founder and Babson Alumnus Named AACSB Influential Leader
Ring Founder and Babson Alumnus Named AACSB Influential Leader » Jamie Siminoff ’99, founder and chief inventor at Ring, has been honored as a 2020 AACSB Influential Leader.
Alumni and Students Connect in NYC and Miami This article contains a photo gallery
Alumni and Students Connect in NYC and Miami » How do we stay connected to Babson's global network of more than 42,000 alumni? We bring Babson to them.
One of the Team
One of the Team » Babson baseball team manager Daniel O’Hanlon ’22 talks about life on and off the field and hustling towards his goal of working with the Red Sox.
Babson Inducts Three New Members into Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs
Babson Inducts Three New Members into Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs » Babson will induct Baldwin Richardson Foods President and CEO Eric G. Johnson ’72, P’08 and Wayfair co-founders Steve Conine and Niraj Shah into its Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs.
Babson Welcomes Class of 2023
Babson Welcomes Class of 2023 » On August 30, the Babson community welcomed more than 600 new students and their families to campus for Orientation.
4 Questions with April Chen ’19
4 Questions with April Chen ’19 » April Chen ’19 reflects on her journey to Babson, building—and pivoting—her venture, and her favorite Babson moments.
On Centennial Founder’s Day, a Celebration for Babson
On Centennial Founder’s Day, a Celebration for Babson » Founder’s Day recognizes Roger W. Babson, founder and first president of Babson College, and honors his passion for entrepreneurship, education, and philanthropy.
Centennial Celebration Brings Distinguished Entrepreneurs Back to Babson
Centennial Celebration Brings Distinguished Entrepreneurs Back to Babson » This September, 20 members of the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs® will return to Babson to celebrate the College’s Centennial and the future of entrepreneurship.
Scenes from Babson Summer Receptions This article contains a photo gallery
Scenes from Babson Summer Receptions » From Bermuda to Bangkok and from coast to coast in the United States, the Babson community gathered to welcome new students and their families in cities far and near.
Babson Hosts MFCA Opening Reception
Babson Hosts MFCA Opening Reception » Babson hosted the welcome reception for the Management Faculty of Color Association’s (MFCA) 2019 annual conference at the College’s downtown Boston campus.
Karen Hebert-Maccaro Named CEO of Babson Executive Education
Karen Hebert-Maccaro Named CEO of Babson Executive Education » Accomplished practitioner, educator, and thought-leader Karen Hebert-Maccaro has been named the CEO of Babson Executive Education.
Babson a Founding School in Career Readiness Project
Babson a Founding School in Career Readiness Project » There’s a new way to assess how career ready new graduates are, and Babson has been a partner in the initiative since day one.
Here’s What Babson Students are Learning During Summer Internships
Here’s What Babson Students are Learning During Summer Internships » Undergraduate students are sharing lessons from their summer internships on Babson’s blog platform. Here's what they learned.
Experts Gather at Babson to Disrupt Financing for Women Entrepreneurs
Experts Gather at Babson to Disrupt Financing for Women Entrepreneurs » Diana International Impact Day convened more than 250 investors, accelerators, policy-makers, researchers, founders, and other disrupters dedicated to changing the landscape of financing women entrepreneurs.
3 Questions with Dean of Faculty Ken Matsuno
3 Questions with Dean of Faculty Ken Matsuno » Ken Matsuno has been a member of Babson’s faculty for more than 20 years. This June, he’ll put those years of experience to work in a new role: Dean of Faculty.
Babson Advances to NCAA Division III College World Series
Babson Advances to NCAA Division III College World Series » This weekend, Babson’s baseball team will compete in the NCAA Super Regionals for the first time in school history. Even better: the team has home field advantage.
Looking for Grad Cap Ideas? This article contains a photo gallery
Looking for Grad Cap Ideas? » Looking to decorate your mortarboard? As commencement nears, here are some ideas for decorating your grad cap, straight from past Babson graduates.
Babson to Award Eight Honorary Degrees at Centennial Commencement
Babson to Award Eight Honorary Degrees at Centennial Commencement » Eight visionary entrepreneurs will receive honorary degrees at Babson College’s Centennial Commencement ceremonies on May 18, 2019.
Get to Know Babson’s Class of 2019
Get to Know Babson’s Class of 2019 » As we countdown to May 18, we’re celebrating the many members of our graduate and undergraduate classes of 2019.
A Faculty Mentor’s Bittersweet Goodbye to Babson Posse 12
A Faculty Mentor’s Bittersweet Goodbye to Babson Posse 12 » Professor Marjorie Feld reflects on four years as the faculty mentor for Babson Posse 12.
Launching a Business as a First-Year Student This article contains a video
Launching a Business as a First-Year Student » From Rocket Pitches to prototyping to the Expo and beyond, dive into the FME journey with Sophie Jamison ’22 and her team's venture, The Boston Hat Company.
Admitted Students are Ready to Launch This article contains a photo gallery
Admitted Students are Ready to Launch » Nearly 350 admitted students and 800 guests ventured to Babson’s Wellesley campus on April 12 for Launch Babson.
Ideas and Inspiration at Babson’s First Founders Summit
Ideas and Inspiration at Babson’s First Founders Summit » Babson’s first Founder’s Summit was a day filled with inspiration, advice, and ideas from entrepreneurs of all kinds, including successful serial entrepreneur Tim DeMello ’81, P’18.
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.
Seniors Named <em>Poets & Quants</em> Best and Brightest
Seniors Named Poets & Quants Best and Brightest » Scholars and student leaders Adam Kershner ’19 and Leslie Parra ’19 were named the Best and Brightest Business Majors by Poets & Quants.
Brian Barefoot Athletics Challenge Reaches New Heights
Brian Barefoot Athletics Challenge Reaches New Heights » In this year’s Brian Barefoot Athletics Challenge, more than 1,800 donors contributed more than $170,000—both all-time highs.
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.
Class of 2022 Debuts FME Ventures This article contains a photo gallery
Class of 2022 Debuts FME Ventures » Miss the FME Expo? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Browse our gallery to meet the class of 2022's FME ventures, the products they’re selling, and the causes they’re promoting.
Global Business Leader Akio Toyoda MBA’82 to Deliver Graduate Centennial Commencement Address
Global Business Leader Akio Toyoda MBA’82 to Deliver Graduate Centennial Commencement Address » Global business leader and Babson alumnus Akio Toyoda MBA’82, president of Toyota Motor Corporation, will address Babson’s graduate Class of 2019 as their Centennial Commencement speaker on Saturday, May 18.
Unveiling Babson’s Presidential Portraits This article contains a photo gallery
Unveiling Babson’s Presidential Portraits » To celebrate all the Presidents have done to shape the Babson's first century, the College honored them by commissioning presidential portraits.
99 Percent of Babson’s Class of 2018 is Employed or in Graduate School
99 Percent of Babson’s Class of 2018 is Employed or in Graduate School » Outcomes data highlights the results of Babson's professional development programs, industry partnerships, and career readiness initiatives that prepare students for success and lifelong learning and fulfillment.
At Historic Fireside Chat, Reflection on Babson’s Past, Present, and Future
At Historic Fireside Chat, Reflection on Babson’s Past, Present, and Future » The Babson community celebrated the College’s past, present, and future at the historic Centennial Presidents’ Fireside Chat on February 8.
Bringing an Entrepreneurial Mindset to Diversity and Inclusion
Bringing an Entrepreneurial Mindset to Diversity and Inclusion » Katrina Fludd ’08, MS’10 is on a mission. Her charge? To disrupt the way organizations think about diversity and inclusion.
To Expand Entrepreneurship, an Educate-the-Educators Approach
To Expand Entrepreneurship, an Educate-the-Educators Approach » Bright and early on a Monday morning, Professor Heidi Neck asks a room full of educators if they are ready to engage. Engagement will mean many things throughout the week, but at this very moment, it starts with paper boats.
Anup Gosavi MBA’13 Wins IAN Global Startup Competition
Anup Gosavi MBA’13 Wins IAN Global Startup Competition » Three Babson founders took their startups to the global stage at the Indian Angel Network Global Startup Competition virtual finale on December 15. Anup Gosavi MBA’13 emerged victorious.
12 Things We Learned About Babson’s MBA Class of 2020
12 Things We Learned About Babson’s MBA Class of 2020 » Why do MBA students choose Babson? Twelve current students in the MBA class of 2020 share what led them to business school and how they chose Babson.
5 Questions with Josh Eby ’18
5 Questions with Josh Eby ’18 » Josh Eby '18 uses his entrepreneurial mindset in a career as a consultant with BerryDunn. We talked to him about the Babson experiences, including a semester abroad in the BRIC program, that helped prepare him for life after college.
Dinner with the Dean
Dinner with the Dean » Dinner with the Dean is a carefully curated weekly gathering of first-year students from all over the world, all walks of life, and all sorts of interests. Led by Undergraduate Dean Ian Lapp, the series showcases Babson's greatest strength: the diversity of its student body.
15 Inspiring Stories for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day
15 Inspiring Stories for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day » Today we’re officially celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. But women entrepreneurs are celebrated every day at Babson.
Celebrating 15 Years of Babson Posse
Celebrating 15 Years of Babson Posse » Eight years ago, Tracey Reza attended her first Posse Plus retreat. Now she's the liaison to the Posse program, celebrating it's 15th year at Babson. Here, Reza shares why she’s excited to celebrate Babson’s Posse program, and looks ahead at what’s to come.
One on One With Amir Reza
One on One With Amir Reza » Vice Provost Amir Reza discusses the importance of internationalization at Babson, the impact of his team’s work on the campus, and what’s on the horizon.
Women’s Volleyball Hosts NCAA Tournament
Women’s Volleyball Hosts NCAA Tournament » Babson’s women’s volleyball team has long been in the business of winning. And this season, business is a booming. The NEWMAC Champions will compete in, and host, the NCAA®Division III tournament this weekend.
5 Tips for International Students Conducting a Job Search in the USA
5 Tips for International Students Conducting a Job Search in the USA » International students running a job search in the USA should start early, build the right skills, and frame an international business network.
For the Mayor of Parkland, Entrepreneurship Makes All the Difference
For the Mayor of Parkland, Entrepreneurship Makes All the Difference » If you ask Christine Hunschofsky MBA’96, mayor of Parkland, Florida, how she landed in the public sector, she’ll tell you she just kind of fell into it. But the entrepreneurial mindset she developed at Babson helped prepare her for the job.
All About Angel Investors
All About Angel Investors » Angels are private investors who want to help entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality. And they are a critical component of thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems, providing the necessary financing to help founders get moving. Kevin Colleran ’03 and Babson Professor Zach Zacharakis share their insight into the world of angel investing.
Babson Honors Outstanding Faculty
Babson Honors Outstanding Faculty » This fall nine Babson College faculty members were recognized for their excellence in teaching and scholarship.
Meet the Babson Names Behind Your Favorite “Shark Tank” Products
Meet the Babson Names Behind Your Favorite “Shark Tank” Products » What do comfortable socks, a video doorbell, a drone academy, and gourmet peanuts have in common? They’re all products and businesses pitched on “Shark Tank” by Babson students and alumni.
Babson Welcomes Class of 2022
Babson Welcomes Class of 2022 » As Orientation began, 539 first-year students were welcomed to Babson College’s community in anticipation of the beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year.
Meeting with Your CEO? Read This First
Meeting with Your CEO? Read This First » What should you ask when meeting with your CEO? Here’s a list of ideas to help you prepare.
10 Lessons from 10 Years of Babson’s Summer Venture Program
10 Lessons from 10 Years of Babson’s Summer Venture Program » To celebrate Babson's Summer Venture Program's 10th anniversary, we spoke with alumni to determine the top 10 lessons from the program.
Vision 2021: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the UAE
Vision 2021: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the UAE » What does it take to advance an already prosperous nation? In the UAE, the way forward is is mapped out in the region's Vision 2021 plan.
5 Summer Reads for Entrepreneurs
5 Summer Reads for Entrepreneurs » Summer provides the perfect opportunity to catch up on that stack of books you’ve been meaning to tackle. Not sure where to start? Here’s an entrepreneurship-focused list of summer reads to get you going.
The Startup World Needs More Women-Led Unicorns
The Startup World Needs More Women-Led Unicorns » “We are leaving billions of dollars on the table by not having half of the population involved in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. It’s not a feminist problem. It’s a problem we all have to solve.”
Linda Rottenberg’s Advice: Go Crazy on Your Idea
Linda Rottenberg’s Advice: Go Crazy on Your Idea » Linda Rottenberg has a message for aspiring entrepreneurs: If people aren’t calling you crazy, you aren’t dreaming big enough.
Caryl Stern’s Lessons on Life and Leadership
Caryl Stern’s Lessons on Life and Leadership » In the story of Caryl Stern’s life, there’s a theme prevalent in each and every chapter: putting children first.
Growing Plants to Grow Students with Stephen Ritz
Growing Plants to Grow Students with Stephen Ritz » Stephen Ritz's Green Bronx Machine uses the power of a plant to transform communities that are fragmented and marginalized into neighborhoods that are inclusive and thriving.
Crooked Oak’s Head-First Dive Into Craft Spirits
Crooked Oak’s Head-First Dive Into Craft Spirits » What started as an experiment for a family of entrepreneurs has grown into a full-fledged business, putting a new spin on classic spirits.
From Athlete to Entrepreneur
From Athlete to Entrepreneur » Former WNBA star and collegiate standout Michelle Brooke-Marciniak leveraged the skills and mentality she developed as an athlete to guide her career as an entrepreneur.
Meet GEM: The Global Study of Entrepreneurship
Meet GEM: The Global Study of Entrepreneurship » For a realistic portrait of what entrepreneurship looks like around the world, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) provides the right information.
Launching a Startup? Avoid These 3 Common Legal Mistakes
Launching a Startup? Avoid These 3 Common Legal Mistakes » In the excitement of finally launching a venture, legal questions and concerns may be at the back of a founder’s mind. But, they shouldn’t be.
After the Storm
After the Storm » Entrepreneurs are putting their own unique spins on hurricane recovery efforts in the U.S.
3 Lessons from Distinguished Entrepreneurs
3 Lessons from Distinguished Entrepreneurs » What can we learn from the world’s most accomplished entrepreneurs? We look to the world's first entrepreneurship hall of fame to find out.
Roshni Nadar Malhotra on Building India’s Future
Roshni Nadar Malhotra on Building India’s Future » Roshni Nadar Malhotra has spearheaded a multitude of initiatives and programs that prepare India's next generation of women leaders, and the next generation of nation builders in India’s classrooms.
Turning Leftovers into Bestovers
Turning Leftovers into Bestovers » This food entrepreneur is using pulp-based snacks to transform the way we think about—and use—food waste.
People, Planet, Profits: A Recipe for Triple Bottom Line
People, Planet, Profits: A Recipe for Triple Bottom Line » Why Ramon Mendiola, CEO of FIFCO, merged the company’s business strategy with corporate social responsibility.
Need Space for Your Startup? Consider Co-working
Need Space for Your Startup? Consider Co-working » How do you improve an already world-renowned startup accelerator? The answer for Babson's Summer Venture program was simple: co-working.
Startup City: Miami’s Emerging Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Startup City: Miami’s Emerging Entrepreneurial Ecosystem » A new entrepreneurial hub city has emerged far from the sphere of Silicon Valley or the bustling Northeast. That place? Miami.
Disrupting the Status Quo
Disrupting the Status Quo » Social innovators Rosanne Haggerty and Michael Sorrell are challenging traditional models of doing business, using entrepreneurship to reshape and reimagine the communities—and the world—we live in
5 Entrepreneurial Lessons From Inspirational Commencement Speeches
5 Entrepreneurial Lessons From Inspirational Commencement Speeches » Before the handshake, the diploma exchange, the turning of tassels, or the tossing of caps, this year’s crop of college graduates will experience a treasured tradition: inspirational commencement speeches.
Meet Jamie Kent: Singer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur
Meet Jamie Kent: Singer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur » Country artist Jamie Kent owes his career success to a blend of pure talent and dedication with a side of entrepreneurship.
Honest Stories from Women Leaders
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
5 Teen Entrepreneurship Programs Teaching More Than Business Skills » Rooted in the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, these programs prepare students for college, teach them to follow their passions, and inspire them to create ventures.
Youth Entrepreneurship: A Valuable Life Lesson
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
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
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
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.
4 Ways To Ace Your Venture Capital Funding Pitch
4 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
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
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
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.
Want to Join a Startup Accelerator? Read This First
Want to Join a Startup Accelerator? Read This First » Seasoned pros share wisdom, experiences, and advice with fellow founders considering applying for a startup incubator or accelerator program.
Corporate Social Responsibility from the Bottom Up
Corporate Social Responsibility from the Bottom Up » How can companies empower citizens of the world’s war-torn economies? For Shainoor Khoja, the answer includes bringing those citizens into the organization’s business model.