Author: Kait Smith Lanthier
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.
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.
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 » 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.
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 » 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.
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 » 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.