Babson Magazine

Summer 2017

News, Notes + Nods


Colleen Heidinger ’06

Colleen Heidinger (right) is director of events and programming for 43North, a $5 million business-plan competition in Buffalo, N.Y., that is part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion investment initiative. Colleen emails, “One of our recent winners, HigherMe, has two founders from Babson, Rob Hunter (left) and Evan Lodge (center), both MBA’14. HigherMe, a job-search site for retail and hourly workers, was one of more than 500 applicants that made it to our final eight, receiving $600,000, along with incubation and mentorship in Buffalo. Also, Lauren Budzich ’19 and Bessie Shiroki ’20 recently interned with us. It’s been fun to grow the 43North-Babson family here.”