Babson College students and alumni are innovating through the creation of smartphone and web apps and receiving entrepreneurial awards for their work.
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Bringing Together Families
Founded by Babson College Miami WIN Lab®alumna Maxeme Tuchman, interactive video-call service Caribu was recently named one of TIME’s 2019 Best Inventions.
Caribu connects children and parents and allows them to simultaneously participate in drawing and reading activities, as well as games. The service offers more than 1,000 books in eight languages. “Kids feel like they are in the Spanish Inquisition,” Tuchman told TIME.
Flywire CEO Receives Two Awards
Flywire CEO Mike Massaro ’00 was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Financial Services. Earlier this year, he was named CEO of the Year for Emerging Companies by the Mass Technology Leadership Council.
“There have been so many moments of uncertainty and hardship as part of this journey,” Massaro said. “I am honored to lead this diverse group of individuals encompassing over 32 nationalities.”
Sharing Marketing Lessons
Scott DiGiammarino ’84 and Aaron Walton ’83 participated in a small and medium-sized enterprises marketing panel earlier this month at the Sorenson Center for the Arts.
Walton is the co-founder and CEO of marketing and advertising firm Walton Isaacson and has been honored with awards and recognitions from the American Association of Advertising Agencies, Business Equality Pride Magazine, and Ebony magazine. DiGiammarino is the founder and CEO of MovieComm, the first and only company in Hollywood to have access to movie clip libraries of major studios. He was featured in The New York Times best-selling book Likeonomics and also previously gave a TED Talk titled “Why Movies Move Us.” DiGiammarino and Walton were joined by Walton Isaacson chief strategy and brand officer Christine Villanueva.
A New Online Dating Experience
Marc Baghadjian ’21 and Mason O’Hanlon ’21 are enjoying early success after launching dating app Skippit.
The iOS and Android app provides users with a speed dating experience through voice and video chat features after users are matched via an algorithm. Baghadjian said the app was downloaded thousands of times within the first 12 hours following its launch.
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