Babson Magazine

Winter 2017

News, Notes + Nods


John Burns, MBA'05

John Burns president of Boston-based Breakaway, a brand capital firm, addressed the audience at the inaugural Babson Breakaway Challenge award ceremony on Sept. 30. The competition, for which John was a member of the panel of judges, promotes gender parity in the VC industry by recognizing high-potential, women-led businesses. The winning team, Mighty Well, headed by co-founder and CEO Emily Levy ’16, received $250,000 in funding plus marketing services from Breakaway, including the creation of a customized brand identity platform. The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership and Breakaway were among the event’s sponsors.