Tag: Entrepreneurs of All Kinds
Babson Collaborative Students Provide New Life for Afghan Refugee » Afghan refugee Fatema Jalaly escaped Taliban rule thanks to a network of student peers connected through the Babson Collaborative for Entrepreneurship Education. Members of the Babson Collaborative Student Network successfully coordinated Jalaly’s 10,000-mile relocation to Chile.
Babson Alumnus Brings Entrepreneurial Spirit to Nation’s First Major Offshore Wind Farm » Álvaro Ortega Sebastián MBA’15 is the chief operating officer of Vineyard Wind, the nation’s first large-scale wind farm. The wind farm, located on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, was greenlighted by the Federal government last May and could be an important bellwether for clean energy providers in the United States.
Alumnus Connection Helps WIN Lab Go Global » For the first time in program history, and in partnership with alumnus Marvin Tarawally ’17, Babson’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® is taking its expertise abroad to provide Liberian entrepreneurs with the knowledge, skills, and mindset they need to accelerate their ventures.
Chair of the Board of Trustees, Marla Capozzi, Urges Students to Never Stop Learning » Fundamentally, academia and business are two very different industries. Babson student Jess Chartier ’20 sat down with Babson Board of Trustees Chair Marla Capozzi MBA’96 to discuss the differences and similarities of leading a college and a management consulting firm at the same time.
Entrepreneurship in Her Family Dates Back to 1844. Today, Cathy Hughes Runs the Largest Black-Owned Broadcast Company in the Nation » At the 21st annual Black Affinity Network Conference, the Babson community awarded Cathy Hughes with a Pioneer Award for her unique contributions in changing the entertainment industry.
Internet Pioneer Steve Case to Deliver Undergraduate Centennial Commencement Address » One of America’s best-known entrepreneurs, Steve Case with his D.C.-based investment firm Revolution, is helping to build new businesses with up-and-coming visionaries. On Saturday, May 18, he will address Babson’s Centennial Class of 2019 as its undergraduate Commencement speaker.
Entrepreneurship Research and Why it Matters » For 20 years, the Babson-sponsored Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) has raised awareness about the power of entrepreneurship to create economic and social value, and hopes to continue to enact change in the way entrepreneurs are supported worldwide.
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.
Looking for a Babson Entrepreneur? Go to the Coasts » Businesses run by Babson students, alumni, and community members are thriving domestically and internationally. From coast to coast, Babson entrepreneurs are participating in competitive accelerators and scaling their businesses to increase their impact.
Fighting Global Iron Deficiency, One Lucky Iron Fish at a Time » Sets of three are lucky in Cambodia. But when Dr. Gavin Armstrong incorporated his company Lucky Iron Fish on 12/12/12, he wasn’t thinking much about luck. Rather, he was launching an innovative solution to one of Cambodia's biggest problems; iron deficiency.
Business Takes Center Stage » Some of the brightest, most creative, entrepreneurial minds in business work for museums, symphonies, dance companies, and other arts organizations. Many of these executives and directors come from creative backgrounds with no formal business training, so success often hinges on building relationships with partners who have complementary skill sets.