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Collaboration Overload? Try These 3 Tips for Working Smarter
Collaboration Overload? Try These 3 Tips for Working Smarter » As companies navigate hybrid work, Babson College Associate Professor and collaboration expert Rob Cross shares his most useful advice.
Fueled by Love of Art, Babson Student Finds Novel Application for NFTs
Fueled by Love of Art, Babson Student Finds Novel Application for NFTs » Magnus Aske ’23 came up with a project involving fundraising and the antiquities collection of a foreign country. When the deal goes through, “It will be one of the biggest early landmark sales in NFTs so far,” he says.
How ‘Expeditionary Entrepreneurship’ Can Aid Disaster Response
How ‘Expeditionary Entrepreneurship’ Can Aid Disaster Response » Babson alumnus Jesse Levin uses a concept he calls “expeditionary entrepreneurship” to aid in crisis operations through volunteer humanitarian assistance, disaster response, and emergency economic stability work.
Extreme Entrepreneurship and Why It Matters
Extreme Entrepreneurship and Why It Matters » In traveling the world, the author of a new book on extreme entrepreneurship shares inspiring lessons from entrepreneurs thriving amid daunting conditions.
Prize-Winning First-Year Student Motivated by More than Profit
Prize-Winning First-Year Student Motivated by More than Profit » With a passion for entrepreneurship, José Rodriguez Jr. ’25 comes to Babson with plans to grow his unique clothing line, Tasium, and help people with autism, like his brother, manage anxiety.
Babson Alumnus Brings Entrepreneurial Spirit to Nation’s First Major Offshore Wind Farm
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.
Babson Buzzing as Students Return to Campus
Babson Buzzing as Students Return to Campus » With move-in weekend underway, students and faculty express their excitement over all the people back on campus creating a renewed sense of community.
Taught to Tough It Out: Male Athletes and Mental Health
Taught to Tough It Out: Male Athletes and Mental Health » Babson basketball player Teddy Sourlis ’22 founded Men’s Mental, a platform that helps male athletes to focus on an issue that’s often not discussed in locker rooms: mental health.
New Olympic Sports Offer Golden Opportunity for Greater Diversity
New Olympic Sports Offer Golden Opportunity for Greater Diversity » The 2021 Olympic Games brought the addition of four new sports, offering an opportunity for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, and How We Can Close the Revenue Gap
Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, and How We Can Close the Revenue Gap » Black Women's Equal Pay Day brings awareness to a socioeconomic impediment that requires the expertise of entrepreneurial leaders.
When an Entrepreneur Decided to Take on Cancer
When an Entrepreneur Decided to Take on Cancer » Inspired by the memory of his mother, Aldo Carrascoso MBA’08 co-founded InterVenn, a life sciences company developing a much-needed diagnostic test for ovarian cancer.
Associate Professor Lakshmi Balachandra Works to Close Gender VC Gap at Federal Level
Associate Professor Lakshmi Balachandra Works to Close Gender VC Gap at Federal Level » As the inaugural innovation fellow at the National Science Foundation, Associate Professor Lakshmi Balachandra is striving to help close the capital investment gender gap through federal policy.
Taking His Expertise in Environmental Justice to the White House
Taking His Expertise in Environmental Justice to the White House » Recently appointed to a White House Environmental Justice Council, Kyle Whyte ’01 has brought his unique perspectives to the federal level.
An Activist, Entrepreneurial Leader, and Even a Poet: Meet Demarre Johnson ’24
An Activist, Entrepreneurial Leader, and Even a Poet: Meet Demarre Johnson ’24 » As student speaker at the College’s Juneteenth celebration, Demarre Johnson ’24 demonstrated his passion for leadership and public speaking to spark change.
The Tulsa race massacre, Juneteenth, Stonewall: Rethinking and Restoring History
The Tulsa race massacre, Juneteenth, Stonewall: Rethinking and Restoring History » To rethink historical events that have long been overlooked, we must start with restoration, say three Babson faculty experts.
Mom, Entrepreneur, and MBA Graduate
Mom, Entrepreneur, and MBA Graduate » The time never felt right for Nathalya Mamane, a mom of four and a business owner, to pursue her MBA. But then she decided a change was needed in her career.
Babson Baseball Players Take a Swing at a Major Problem in the Minor Leagues
Babson Baseball Players Take a Swing at a Major Problem in the Minor Leagues » Dining and living conditions in Minor League Baseball are far less than adequate. A few Babson baseball players are working to change that.
How Babson Helped Duruo Murray ’21 Develop His Authentic Self
How Babson Helped Duruo Murray ’21 Develop His Authentic Self » At Babson College, Duruo Murray ’21 was able to become his authentic self, an experience he says he “could not have gotten anywhere else.”
How Can We Teach Coding to Kids from Underserved Communities?
How Can We Teach Coding to Kids from Underserved Communities? » Embracing entrepreneurial thinking in teaching STEM subjects could help solve the tech industry’s diversity and inclusion problem, says Google’s Calvin Pinney.
What It Means to Be a Black Entrepreneurial Leader
What It Means to Be a Black Entrepreneurial Leader » At Babson College’s Black Unity Summit, three entrepreneurial leaders share challenges they’ve overcome and advice for future innovators.
Meet the 2021 Summer Catalyst Venture Teams
Meet the 2021 Summer Catalyst Venture Teams » The Blank Center’s online accelerator program helps undergraduate and graduate teams develop their ventures and entrepreneurial leadership skills.
Values and the Vaccine: Lessons on Leadership from the Pfizer CEO
Values and the Vaccine: Lessons on Leadership from the Pfizer CEO » Reflecting on the development of the first COVID-19 vaccine and the need to “think big,” Dr. Albert Bourla prepares to address Babson’s graduate Class of 2021.
Vaidehi Tembhekar MBA’21 on Making a Social Impact in Kenya
Vaidehi Tembhekar MBA’21 on Making a Social Impact in Kenya » Vaidehi Tembhekar MBA’21, who co-founded the ride-hailing app Busy Boda in Kenya, is set to deliver the graduate student address as part of Babson's digital Commencement ceremony.
Morgan Stanley Executive Sings Praises for Entrepreneurial Leaders
Morgan Stanley Executive Sings Praises for Entrepreneurial Leaders » Carla Harris shares how her experiences on Wall Street and as a gospel singer have taught her the value of listening and using her voice, as she prepares to address Babson’s graduate Class of 2020.
Richelieu Dennis Jr. ’91 on Finding Inspiration Amid Uncertainty
Richelieu Dennis Jr. ’91 on Finding Inspiration Amid Uncertainty » Richelieu Dennis Jr. ’91 returns to Babson to share his experiences and perspectives with the undergraduate Class of 2020 and receive his honorary doctorate.
Pitch-Perfect Research Illustrates Rampant Racism in Soccer
Pitch-Perfect Research Illustrates Rampant Racism in Soccer » In European soccer's fight against racism, Cem Kullukcu ’21 sought to raise awareness through data, and was honored for his research.
Babson Bestows New Award Honoring Family Entrepreneurs to Ernesto Bertarelli ’89
Babson Bestows New Award Honoring Family Entrepreneurs to Ernesto Bertarelli ’89 » The Babson-Camus Global Family Entrepreneurship Award was created by Babson’s Institute for Family Entrepreneurship in partnership with Cyril Camus ’91.
Jamie Siminoff ’99 and the Power of Entrepreneurial Thinking
Jamie Siminoff ’99 and the Power of Entrepreneurial Thinking » An honorary degree recipient this year, Jamie Siminoff '99, the famed founder and inventor of Ring, now is helping bring entrepreneurial thinking to the field of medicine.
Women-Led Teams Working to Empower Women
Women-Led Teams Working to Empower Women » Three of the nine 2021 B.E.T.A. Challenge finalists share common ground as women-led companies seeking solutions to help women around the world.
Babson Students Pivot Business to Benefit Injured High School Athlete
Babson Students Pivot Business to Benefit Injured High School Athlete » A team of Babson FME students pivoted their business in an effort to help injured local high school ice hockey player A.J. Quetta.
In Teach for America, Charlie Sedlock ’21 Will Help Build Equity in Education
In Teach for America, Charlie Sedlock ’21 Will Help Build Equity in Education » Charlie Sedlock ’21 has been appointed to Teach for America and will educate underprivileged students starting this fall.
Five Regions, Five Days: Entrepreneurial Leadership Everywhere This article contains a video
Five Regions, Five Days: Entrepreneurial Leadership Everywhere » Featuring an impressive list of esteemed speakers, the sixth edition of Babson Connect: Worldwide takes the College community around the world in five days.
Babson Announces Speakers for Commencement Celebrations
Babson Announces Speakers for Commencement Celebrations » An impressive group of four innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs will address Babson’s Class of 2021 and Class of 2020 at digital ceremonies in May.
A Frightening Crash Leads to Life-Saving Opportunity
A Frightening Crash Leads to Life-Saving Opportunity » Skier Victor Wiacek ’22 nearly died after an accident on the slopes. That led him to develop a product to better protect himself and other skiers.
An Electrifying Example of Entrepreneurial Leadership
An Electrifying Example of Entrepreneurial Leadership » With its commitment to exclusively sell zero-emission vehicles by 2035, General Motors steps off the gas in the climate change battle.
Developing a Passion for Problem Solving
Developing a Passion for Problem Solving » Speaking from the heart, entrepreneurial leaders share their experiences and advice at the inaugural Babson Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Forum.
Entrepreneurship and TikTok: How Creativity Sparks Business Growth
Entrepreneurship and TikTok: How Creativity Sparks Business Growth » Two Babson student entrepreneurs share how they have used TikTok, which has catapulted up download charts, to spur business growth.
The Pandemic Sparks an Entrepreneurial Boom
The Pandemic Sparks an Entrepreneurial Boom » The tumult of the past year has not scared away entrepreneurs from pursuing their startups. On the contrary, entrepreneurial activity has seen a sharp uptick.
How Freelancers Are Taking Control of Their Careers
How Freelancers Are Taking Control of Their Careers » In his career, Matthew Mottola MSEL’17 has focused on supporting and empowering freelance and remote workers. Now, he has a new book exploring the future of work.
How a Breakup Spurred a New Venture
How a Breakup Spurred a New Venture » After leaving an unhappy relationship, Juliette Swann MSEL’19 founded Birdy, a dating app that aims to help users find better matches.
Experiential Study Abroad from Home? Here’s How Babson College Made it Happen
Experiential Study Abroad from Home? Here’s How Babson College Made it Happen » With hands-on cooking and art lessons, Babson students virtually visit Japan from home, thanks to an entrepreneurial professor bringing the culture to life.
Planting the Seeds for Financial Empowerment
Planting the Seeds for Financial Empowerment » Through her nonprofit, Seeds of Fortune, Nitiya Walker ’14 seeks to empower young women of color through financial knowledge.
The Wide, Widening World of Esports
The Wide, Widening World of Esports » Esports continue to grow in popularity. At Babson, an esports club offers students competition and camaraderie, while an alumnus has become a major player in the industry.
These Are the Opportunities Entrepreneurs Can Capitalize on in 2021
These Are the Opportunities Entrepreneurs Can Capitalize on in 2021 » As we kick off 2021, we asked a number of our professors who have a range of expertises to forecast this year's opportunities for entrepreneurs.
When Making Masks Proves Purposeful and Personal
When Making Masks Proves Purposeful and Personal » For Babson-built Mighty Well, expanding into the production of face masks was no pivot. It was purposeful and personal.
Why Football Veteran and Broadcaster Brady Quinn Is Pursuing his MBA at Babson
Why Football Veteran and Broadcaster Brady Quinn Is Pursuing his MBA at Babson » Drawn in by the need for entrepreneurial leadership, football veteran and broadcaster Brady Quinn enrolled at Babson College to earn his MBA.
Her Hometown Is in Her Heart
Her Hometown Is in Her Heart » Her Brazilian hometown is often on the mind of Giullia Jaques Caldeira ’24, who works to support her mom there and founded an organization aiding women in an area prison.
Celebrity Entrepreneurs Inspire Young Entrepreneurial Leaders
Celebrity Entrepreneurs Inspire Young Entrepreneurial Leaders » Pitbull, Elle Macpherson P’20, and Jeff Hoffman share their experiences and their advice to motivate and empower young entrepreneurial leaders.
Yes, You Can Create Positive Impact While Driving Financial Returns
Yes, You Can Create Positive Impact While Driving Financial Returns » To maximize their impact and solve pressing problems facing society today, entrepreneurial leaders are fostering collaboration, demonstrating creativity, and empowering others.
Experiencing Experiential Learning, Even from Afar
Experiencing Experiential Learning, Even from Afar » At Babson, experiential learning happens everywhere. This semester, students have worked to bring fresh ideas to film entrepreneurs and apparel companies.
Seizing the Moment to Help People Wade Through the Mental Health System
Seizing the Moment to Help People Wade Through the Mental Health System » Tapping into Babson resources, two recent MBA graduates launched a platform based on the premise that finding a therapist should not be difficult.
Vanilla Beane and Leonard Green Join Babson Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs
Vanilla Beane and Leonard Green Join Babson Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs » Two community and entrepreneurial leaders, Vanilla Beane and Leonard Green are Babson College’s newest Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs® (ADE) inductees. The College plans to honor them at an event in 2021.
Why Family Entrepreneurship is the New Family Business
Why Family Entrepreneurship is the New Family Business » Many think of family businesses as passed down from one generation to the next. Findings from the first ever Family Entrepreneurship Report by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) debunk that assumption.
An Entrepreneur Pursues a Passion for Education
An Entrepreneur Pursues a Passion for Education » As a high school tutor, Maxine Anderson ’22 developed a passion for education. Now, as the co-founder of Arist, she’s helping create learning opportunities around the world.
‘Everyone Has to Be an Entrepreneurial Leader’
‘Everyone Has to Be an Entrepreneurial Leader’ » In the kickoff to the first Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Week, Babson leaders discussed the need for entrepreneurial leadership worldwide—and how the College is creating them.
Runway to Success: Babson Offers Unique Gateway into Fashion Industry
Runway to Success: Babson Offers Unique Gateway into Fashion Industry » Creativity associated with a career in fashion makes it appealing for aspiring entrepreneurial leaders. Here’s how Babson fuels that desire.
Babson Grads Hustle to Fill Home Fitness Need
Babson Grads Hustle to Fill Home Fitness Need » Two companies led by three Babson graduates are innovating the way athletes stay in shape and pursue their fitness goals.
Leading Change and Finding Scale Through Franchising
Leading Change and Finding Scale Through Franchising » Franchising provides a competitive advantage for entrepreneurial leaders seeking to drive impact in a human-centric way, according to Babson alumni.
‘Feeling of Pride’: Student-Led Social Injustice Demonstration This article contains a video
‘Feeling of Pride’: Student-Led Social Injustice Demonstration » On October 16, students, faculty, staff, and College leaders came together in a peaceful march against social injustice on Babson's Wellesley campus.
‘Quantum Leap’: Nobel-Winning Scientists Advance Women’s Leadership
‘Quantum Leap’: Nobel-Winning Scientists Advance Women’s Leadership » Two women scientists won the Nobel Prize collectively for the first time Oct. 7, inspiring women for years to come, says Smaiyra Million and Susan Duffy.
In Business, and Education, Blank’s Core Values Drive Success
In Business, and Education, Blank’s Core Values Drive Success » From The Home Depot to the NFL and MLS, Arthur M. Blank ’63, H’98 has found success by putting the customer first, and stressing the importance of purpose.
On a Mission to Become ‘The Greatest Entrepreneur of this Generation’
On a Mission to Become ‘The Greatest Entrepreneur of this Generation’ » WeThrive founder Daquan Oliver ’14 has worked to empower disenfranchised youth entrepreneurs, help countless ventures scale, and eliminate oppression.
Linking Science and Liberal Arts to Create a Unique Experience for Students and Faculty
Linking Science and Liberal Arts to Create a Unique Experience for Students and Faculty » Professor Marjorie Feld and Assistant Professor David Blodgett have teamed up to create a new socio-ecological course, Feeding the Modern United States.
Longtime Babson Professor: Ginsburg Paved the Way for Women in Law
Longtime Babson Professor: Ginsburg Paved the Way for Women in Law » Senior Lecturer Cheryl Kirschner says Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lifelong pursuit of equality positively impacted the futures of women and men, young and old.
A Chance to Change a Life
A Chance to Change a Life » Inspired by the story of her mother, Aria Mustary ’21 founded the Mai Soli Foundation, which works in Bangladesh to empower girls and end child marriage.
The World Needs Inclusive Leadership. Here’s Why.
The World Needs Inclusive Leadership. Here’s Why. » Inclusive leadership is about breaking down silos, getting to know people, and creating a safe space for inclusion within your organization. And, it’s good business, too.
What Is Influencer Marketing? An Industry on the Rise
What Is Influencer Marketing? An Industry on the Rise » What is influencer marketing? Marketing strategy thought leader Anjali Bal says it’s the ideal format to pitch products to Millennials and Gen Z.
The Investors on Campus
The Investors on Campus » A new student-run fund, Green Line Ventures, aims to support and grow student startups from Babson, Olin, and Wellesley colleges.
Will Jeff Bezos Save the Planet?
Will Jeff Bezos Save the Planet? » “The purpose of wealth is to solve problems,” says Raj Sisodia, as Amazon's Jeff Bezos’s net worth passes $200 billion and he commits to fight climate change.
When the Community Has Your Back
When the Community Has Your Back » Supermarket owner Jeffrey Brown ’86 has long supported his stores’ communities. When social unrest affected his supermarkets, those communities, in turn, supported him.
Diverse, Resilient, and Full of Optimism: Meet Babson’s Class of 2024
Diverse, Resilient, and Full of Optimism: Meet Babson’s Class of 2024 » The Class of 2024 has begun its Babson College journey. As future entrepreneurial leaders, it is in position to thrive through ambiguity.
The Best Entrepreneurial Leadership Traits, According to Mandy Bowman ’12
The Best Entrepreneurial Leadership Traits, According to Mandy Bowman ’12 » Official Black Wall Street founder Mandy Bowman ’12 shared her best entrepreneurial leadership traits as part of Babson’s Summer Catalyst Showcase.
GEM Data: Black Entrepreneurship Represents Highest Rate in U.S.
GEM Data: Black Entrepreneurship Represents Highest Rate in U.S. » The rate of Black entrepreneurship across the United States has intensified since 2014, and it’s because of innovators like Mandy Bowman ’12.
First Virtual Catalyst Program Convenes Entrepreneurs Around the World
First Virtual Catalyst Program Convenes Entrepreneurs Around the World » Virtually and around the world, Summer Catalyst participants pitched their businesses to hundreds of viewers in the program’s showcase.
Princess Diana Award Winner Brings Business to the Arts
Princess Diana Award Winner Brings Business to the Arts » Performing art and business don’t always go hand in hand. But, to this Babson student, they’re a perfect match.
In Impromptu Album Release, Taylor Swift Sings in an Entrepreneur’s Tune
In Impromptu Album Release, Taylor Swift Sings in an Entrepreneur’s Tune » Can musicians be entrepreneurs? Most certainly, says Lakshmi Balachandra, reflecting on the release of Taylor Swift’s impromptu album, “Folklore.”
Faced with the Pandemic, Women in Small Business Take Action
Faced with the Pandemic, Women in Small Business Take Action » Women in small business already face obstacles when compared to their male counterparts, and those issues are only compounded by the pandemic. Still, many remain resilient.
Entrepreneurship as Protest
Entrepreneurship as Protest » Brandale Randolph demonstrates the power of entrepreneurship by selling top-end, high-tech bicycles to police departments.
We Need Innovation in Leadership. Here’s How to Teach It.
We Need Innovation in Leadership. Here’s How to Teach It. » Babson Professor Sebastian Fixson knows that innovation in leadership is teachable. He explains why, and shows us how to teach innovation to college students.
Empowering Words for Women, By Women
Empowering Words for Women, By Women » A look back at some of the most empowering words for women, by women, at Babson.
How One Babson Student Sold His Startup
How One Babson Student Sold His Startup » Max Feber ’21 has been working on his cold-brew coffee company, BRUW since high school. With his senior year at Babson on the horizon, it was time to sell. Here’s how he did it.
When One Babson Entrepreneur Helps Another
When One Babson Entrepreneur Helps Another » The founders of Cleancult had spent several years perfecting their product, but one hurdle still remained: finding investors. That’s when the co-founder of Bombas stepped up.
Ready to Entrepreneur, Young Students Spend Summer with Babson
Ready to Entrepreneur, Young Students Spend Summer with Babson » The time for innovation is now. Babson has set out to galvanize budding entrepreneurs around the world through its new, virtual summer programs.
Embracing an Agile Mindset
Embracing an Agile Mindset » Juggling school, work, and family, part-time MBA student Kristina Feasey MBA’21 embraces an agile mindset in her full-time role with College Marketing.
Babson to Host Community-Wide Juneteenth Ceremony
Babson to Host Community-Wide Juneteenth Ceremony » Babson College will host a virtual Juneteenth celebration to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S. and to continue to plan a path forward together.
Two Babson Grads, From Two Programs, Innovating Together Against COVID-19
Two Babson Grads, From Two Programs, Innovating Together Against COVID-19 » At a top Boston-area hospital, Hiyam Nadel MBA’13 and Nour Al-Sultan ’14 led innovation in the fight to eradicate coronavirus.
Pandemic Impacts Entrepreneuring Women at Work and Home
Pandemic Impacts Entrepreneuring Women at Work and Home » New research shows that women business owners find the best support and resources from other business owners and entrepreneurs.
Arist Teams Up with Babson Health and Wellness to Deliver Free Text-Message Course
Arist Teams Up with Babson Health and Wellness to Deliver Free Text-Message Course » Babson’s Health and Wellness team joined together with its own student entrepreneurs to create an online course on social connection while social distancing.
Capping a Babson Experience with Real-World Research
Capping a Babson Experience with Real-World Research » Babson’s Class of 2020 honors students concluded their college experience by completing a project that contributes real research to their field of interest.
#MyBabson: Centers and Institutes
#MyBabson: Centers and Institutes » These graduates are just a few examples of students whose Babson experience has been enhanced by the College's centers and institutes.
A Babson Moment That Spanned Generations and Locations
A Babson Moment That Spanned Generations and Locations » Despite being more than 1,000 miles apart, Olivia Deval ’23 and her grandmother were able to share a moment during Babson’s virtual Dean’s List Ceremony.
Virtual Reality: How the Babson Community United in the Face of Crisis
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Virtual Reality: How the Babson Community United in the Face of Crisis » The College completed a remarkable transformation to a virtual campus over spring break—with an eye on the future.
‘When There’s a Problem, There’s an Opportunity’
‘When There’s a Problem, There’s an Opportunity’ » Entrepreneurs Matt Nuernberger MBA ’10 and David Zamarin ’19 are in different businesses, yet share a common mission: retooling their operations to stay successful in response to the pandemic.
Lessons Learned During a Business Crisis
Lessons Learned During a Business Crisis » How can a company survive the turmoil created by the coronavirus pandemic? A CEO, who once pulled his organization through its own business crisis, offers a few strategies.
On Campus and Virtually, Student Life Is There to Offer Support
On Campus and Virtually, Student Life Is There to Offer Support » Wherever Babson College students are, student life is there to help.
Popped Water Lily Seeds Go Prime Time
Popped Water Lily Seeds Go Prime Time » Nadine Habayeb is about to swim with the sharks as she attempts to seal a deal for her snack company, Bohana, on ABC’s Shark Tank on Friday night, March 20.
Paying It Forward
Paying It Forward » Last year, Babson helped a pair of students establish their text-message learning company. Now, these same students are giving back in a time of need.
How Do You Define Entrepreneurship? This article contains a video
How Do You Define Entrepreneurship? » Entrepreneurs including Aaron Walton ’83, Ruthie Davis MBA’93, Michael Bastian ’87, and others share their definition of entrepreneurship, and how being part of the Babson community has made their career paths possible.
Entrepreneurs Don’t Go It Alone at Babson
Entrepreneurs Don’t Go It Alone at Babson » While she was launching Yad, her home decor business, Debbie Cohen ’19 took full advantage of the many resources that Babson offers budding entrepreneurs.
SPLAT! Breaking the Rules in STEM Education
SPLAT! Breaking the Rules in STEM Education » If you’re on a mission to get kids excited about coding, letting them jump and play is a pretty good place to start. Just ask Bryanne Leeming MBA’16, who built a business that mixes STEM education and play.
A Grant, Term Chair, and Tips for Employee-Manager Relations
A Grant, Term Chair, and Tips for Employee-Manager Relations » Faculty members have been awarded a term chair and a grant for their research and teaching excellence, and for what they will bring to the classroom.
Embracing Who We Are
Embracing Who We Are » In the face of adversity, Wes Woodson ’20 discovered his passion for entrepreneurship and ability to embrace change. He encourages others to do the same.
Renowned Entrepreneurs to Be Honored at Babson Connect: Worldwide in Panama
Renowned Entrepreneurs to Be Honored at Babson Connect: Worldwide in Panama » Stanley A. Motta and Ramón Mendiola Sánchez—known for their impact in tackling business challenges across industries—will each be honored at the sixth edition of the world’s premier entrepreneurship summit.
Made by MSEL, Acquired by TB12
Made by MSEL, Acquired by TB12 » Babson College’s MSEL program provided Cameron Fischer and Alfred Schofield with guidance they needed to start a company and catch the eyes of TB12 Sports.
She Wanted to Help. Becoming a Farmer Wasn’t What She Expected.
She Wanted to Help. Becoming a Farmer Wasn’t What She Expected. » After graduation, Rosine Ndayishimiye ’18 returned to her native Rwanda to make a difference. That path led her to the unexpected career choice of becoming a farmer.
One Student Entrepreneur’s Virtual Reality
One Student Entrepreneur’s Virtual Reality » As founder of virtual reality business Vinci, Eagle Wu ’20 has worked with clients from the Air Force to renewable energy businesses.
Babson College Alumni Make Forbes 30 Under 30
Babson College Alumni Make Forbes 30 Under 30 » “The young, creative and bold minds on this year’s 30 Under 30 list are proof positive that the future will be new, exciting and profoundly different.”
How Sustainability in Entrepreneurship Helped Power a Nation
How Sustainability in Entrepreneurship Helped Power a Nation » On a quest to bring clean energy to his native Nicaragua, Rodrigo Mantica ’96 established two hydroelectric power plants, thus demonstrating the far-reaching potential of sustainability in entrepreneurship.
Babson College’s Entrepreneurs of All Kinds – Latest Updates
Babson College’s Entrepreneurs of All Kinds – Latest Updates » A look at how Babson College students and alumni are innovating in how we connect, and leading in industries such as finance and marketing.
3 Ways to Build Your Brand like TB12 Sports
3 Ways to Build Your Brand like TB12 Sports » How can you build your brand like the CEO of TB12 Sports? Innovate, plan, and retain your customer, says John Burns MBA’05.
A Super Bowl Champion, a Social Innovator, and a Babson College Tradition
A Super Bowl Champion, a Social Innovator, and a Babson College Tradition » Super Bowl champion Matt Chatham MBA’11 and Jon Feinman MBA’10 talk about pitching ideas and how mistakes led to success at Rocket Pitch 2019.
For Fashion Entrepreneur Ruthie Davis, Making Shoes with Disney Is ‘Like a Dream’
For Fashion Entrepreneur Ruthie Davis, Making Shoes with Disney Is ‘Like a Dream’ » In her collaborations with Disney, fashion entrepreneur Ruthie Davis brings together the company’s beloved characters with her distinct creative voice.
Celebrating 20 Years of Rocket Pitch with 20 Entrepreneurs, Part II
Celebrating 20 Years of Rocket Pitch with 20 Entrepreneurs, Part II » Our list of 20 Babson College entrepreneurs and innovators who have pitched at Babson's signature pitch event continues.
Celebrating 20 Years of Rocket Pitch with 20 Entrepreneurs, Part I
Celebrating 20 Years of Rocket Pitch with 20 Entrepreneurs, Part I » Meet 20 Babson entrepreneurs and innovators who have pitched at Babson’s most iconic—and electrifying—pitch event.
An Entrepreneur’s Political Pitch
An Entrepreneur’s Political Pitch » Babson College student Vivian Nguyen ’22 aspires to give a voice to underrepresented groups of her community. That’s why at age 19, she decided to run for Everett City Council.
Life and Business After ePitch
Life and Business After ePitch » ePitch finalist Ryan Laverty ’20 stood out on stage. Now he’s making plans for the future.
eTower, a Venture in Itself
eTower, a Venture in Itself » eTower is widely known at Babson for the entrepreneurial successes and endeavors of residents past. But, how did it start and why does it endure? Community.
Finding His Happy Work
Finding His Happy Work » Driven by his love for operations management, Michael Daboll ’19 is approaching the end of his time at Babson with a clear path and career in sight.
Babson Entrepreneurs Sweep Boston Titles
Babson Entrepreneurs Sweep Boston Titles » Boston competitions - BostInno’s 50 On Fire and 25 Under 25, the Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, and the MassChallenge Boston Top 20 finalists cohort - have honored many Babson students and alumni entrepreneurs this fall.
Jason Feifer: The Entrepreneur’s Storyteller
Jason Feifer: The Entrepreneur’s Storyteller » Jason Feifer, the editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine, talks about the enduring power of print, his need to find new opportunities, and what he admires about the many entrepreneurs he has met.
The Courage to Collide This article contains a video
The Courage to Collide » Aaron Walton ’83 has set out to change the approach to diversity in the workplace, and he’s starting with his own company.
It’s Not Entrepreneurship, It’s Artrepreneurship
It’s Not Entrepreneurship, It’s Artrepreneurship » What does Jamie Kent ’09 think is the biggest opportunity and the greatest hope for the music industry? Is it the next emerging artist? A new genre? No—it’s blockchain technology.
Can the Financial Markets Make the World a Better Place?
Can the Financial Markets Make the World a Better Place? » Erika Karp’s investment firm helps clients make a social impact with their money. Babson recently honored her with the Centennial Social Innovator Award.
100 Years. Three Signature Events. One Extraordinary Celebration. This article contains a video
100 Years. Three Signature Events. One Extraordinary Celebration. » More than 3,000 people from around the globe returned to Babson for an extraordinary week of events, conferences, and activities for our Centennial Celebration.
Apply for the 20th Annual Rocket Pitch
Apply for the 20th Annual Rocket Pitch » For 20 years, Babson and its Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship have helped hundreds of entrepreneurs propel their business ideas at Rocket Pitch—a signature, fast-paced event for the whole community. Apply now!
The Business of Sports
The Business of Sports » Success in business and sports entrepreneurship is intertwined through organizational strategy, says Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank.
TORq Interface Wins Big
TORq Interface Wins Big » Joanna Geisinger MBA’17 and her startup, TORq Interface, pitched to win $100,000, and the investment interest of some famous judges, including Jamie Siminoff ’99, founder of Ring, at Babson ePitch: Second Century Challenge.
Photos from Centennial Celebration This article contains a photo gallery
Photos from Centennial Celebration » One hundred years of Babson. Three signature events. One extraordinary celebration. These are the moments we've been waiting for all year long.
An Artist and an Entrepreneur
An Artist and an Entrepreneur » Dallas native LaShonda Cooks '10 reflects on her favorite moments at Babson and her perspective on art entrepreneurship.
Alumni Who Pitched Ideas on ‘Shark Tank’ Return to Babson
Alumni Who Pitched Ideas on ‘Shark Tank’ Return to Babson » At this year's Babson Connect: Worldwide, part of the College’s Centennial Celebration, four Babson alumni shared their experiences pitching on ABC’s "Shark Tank."
How Gen Z Is Preparing to Tackle Global Challenges
How Gen Z Is Preparing to Tackle Global Challenges » These bright minds have big feelings about big problems. They emphasize authenticity and values-driven action. But, how can that passion get channeled into sustainable, positive social impact?
What Is the Definition of Entrepreneurship?
What Is the Definition of Entrepreneurship? » Once limiting, the entrepreneurship definition has expanded to evolve with the world we live in today.
After NFL, Players Turn to Babson
After NFL, Players Turn to Babson » Former NFL players interested in new business careers have come to Babson for The Entrepreneur's Bootcamp.
Alumnus Connection Helps WIN Lab Go Global
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.
And the Finalists Are …
And the Finalists Are … » On September 20, 2019, as part of Babson’s Centennial Celebration, startups Arist, Gentreo, and TORq Interface will compete for upward of $100,000 at Babson ePitch: Second Century Challenge.
Summer Venture Showcase Concludes 10-Week Boston Accelerator
Summer Venture Showcase Concludes 10-Week Boston Accelerator » On July 25, 13 student startup teams capped off an intense 10-week accelerator program at Babson’s Summer Venture Showcase at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
Stepping Up to the Hot Seat
Stepping Up to the Hot Seat » As the annual Summer Venture Program concludes, entrepreneurs take turns pitching their endeavor to perfect their articulation and persuasion skills.
From the World Cup to Babson: Building a Winning Culture
From the World Cup to Babson: Building a Winning Culture » What can we learn from the USWNT’s World Cup Victory? Building a championship culture starts with embedding the right values.
Amplifying Family Business
Amplifying Family Business » For students thinking about entering their family’s business, the Amplifier program prepares them for a future position.
When Babson, and Business, Run in the Family
When Babson, and Business, Run in the Family » For this family, a Babson education and starting your own business spans two generations.
Student Startups Make Summer Venture Program
Student Startups Make Summer Venture Program » Find out which student startup teams will take their businesses through Babson’s intensive Summer Venture Program.
Poets & Quants Says Babson MBAs Are Ones to Watch
Poets & Quants Says Babson MBAs Are Ones to Watch » Reveling in the excitement of Babson’s Centennial Commencement, the College is proud to announce two more new grads recognized by Poets & Quants.
How Solving 1 Problem Led to Millions in Revenue
How Solving 1 Problem Led to Millions in Revenue » Wanderu founder Polina Raygorodskaya ’08 illustrated to the growing startup community of Miami how solving a problem led to more than $100 million in revenue.
Balancing Business With Being Part of the Team
Balancing Business With Being Part of the Team » Abigail Beecher knows how to balance a future business career while helping lead a collegiate sports team on NCAA tournament runs in consecutive years.
The Man at the Top of the T
The Man at the Top of the T » Babson graduate Steve Poftak has taken on arguably one of the toughest jobs in New England, but he is happy and humbled to be the MBTA’s new leader.
At the Founders Summit, Mentoring Goes Mega
At the Founders Summit, Mentoring Goes Mega » 100 alumni founders. 100 student entrepreneurs. 200 conversations. 1 afternoon. The Blank Center takes mentoring to the next level at Babson’s first Founders Summit.
Taking the Lead
Taking the Lead » Hisham Beydoun MBA’19 came to Babson to learn how he could use business to change the world. He is leaving changed by his classmates and the impact he made on the Babson community.
One Day. All Access. Founders Summit 2019.
One Day. All Access. Founders Summit 2019. » Entrepreneurial power houses from Babson’s global community will come together for the first Founder’s Summit on Thursday, April 11.
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B.E.T.A. Challenge Semifinalists Pitch Their Startups » Undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni pitched their businesses at the 2019 B.E.T.A. Challenge Semifinals, in hopes of ultimately competing for $300,000 in cash and in-kind services during the finals on Thursday, April 11.
Shay Jaffar – A Brand Born at Babson
Shay Jaffar – A Brand Born at Babson » Shay Gaafar MBA’19 came to Babson to dive into the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Two years later, she’s leaving with her own brand.
“I Walked In And Knew, These Are My People”
“I Walked In And Knew, These Are My People” » As a young entrepreneur, Rachel Pardue ’19, co-founder of LOU, often felt like the odd one out—until she found her home at Babson.
CREATEing a Lasting Impact
CREATEing a Lasting Impact » Julia Dean ’19 didn’t come to Babson for business. She came for the liberal arts, and is leaving behind a legacy of creative problem solving.
Chair of the Board of Trustees, Marla Capozzi, Urges Students to Never Stop Learning
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
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
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.
Bringing an Entrepreneurial Mindset to Diversity and Inclusion
Bringing an Entrepreneurial Mindset to Diversity and Inclusion » Katrina Fludd ’08, MS’10 is on a mission. Her charge? To disrupt the way organizations think about diversity and inclusion.
Blank Center Names New Entrepreneurs in Residence
Blank Center Names New Entrepreneurs in Residence » Accomplished tech executives and entrepreneurs Derek Schoettle and John Landry will mentor students and share their experiences at the Blank Center.
Entrepreneurship Research and Why it Matters
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.
Babson Entrepreneurs Resolve to Achieve, Get Inspired, and Aspire in 2019
Babson Entrepreneurs Resolve to Achieve, Get Inspired, and Aspire in 2019 » We asked a group of Babson entrepreneurs what they hope to accomplish in 2019. Read on for their resolutions (and nonresolutions, too).
12 Things We Learned About Babson’s MBA Class of 2020
12 Things We Learned About Babson’s MBA Class of 2020 » Why do MBA students choose Babson? Twelve current students in the MBA class of 2020 share what led them to business school and how they chose Babson.
5 Questions with Josh Eby ’18
5 Questions with Josh Eby ’18 » Josh Eby '18 uses his entrepreneurial mindset in a career as a consultant with BerryDunn. We talked to him about the Babson experiences, including a semester abroad in the BRIC program, that helped prepare him for life after college.
Celebrating 15 Years of Babson Posse
Celebrating 15 Years of Babson Posse » Eight years ago, Tracey Reza attended her first Posse Plus retreat. Now she's the liaison to the Posse program, celebrating it's 15th year at Babson. Here, Reza shares why she’s excited to celebrate Babson’s Posse program, and looks ahead at what’s to come.
3 Reasons to Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week
3 Reasons to Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week » Entrepreneurs are the ones who will solve the world’s most pressing problems, and the Blank Center is thrilled to celebrate them at Babson from November 8–15.
For the Mayor of Parkland, Entrepreneurship Makes All the Difference
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.
We Need More Babsons: Richelieu Dennis on Economic Opportunity as a Vehicle for Change
We Need More Babsons: Richelieu Dennis on Economic Opportunity as a Vehicle for Change » Entrepreneur, investor, social innovator Richelieu Dennis ’91 addresses the need for access, capital, and expertise in order for entrepreneurs to create economic opportunity.
Looking for a Babson Entrepreneur? Go to the Coasts
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.
What Exactly Does It Do? Female Entrepreneurs on the Art of the Technology Pitch
What Exactly Does It Do? Female Entrepreneurs on the Art of the Technology Pitch » Complicated technology, a landscape stacked against you, and lots of unknown territory. These female entrepreneurs are giving advice on how to pitch your tech company to wow investors.
“Life as an Entrepreneur? It’s Pretty Freaking Exciting”
“Life as an Entrepreneur? It’s Pretty Freaking Exciting” » Two years after college, Hanson Grant ’16 is celebrating the success of his startup, Think Board, and a strategic new partnership with Rocketbook.
Supporting Black Entrepreneurs with Official Black Wall Street
Supporting Black Entrepreneurs with Official Black Wall Street » Starting a successful new venture requires heart, resourcefulness, and capital. And it’s usually birthed from a strong need or desire to change something for the better.
Growing Plants to Grow Students with Stephen Ritz
Growing Plants to Grow Students with Stephen Ritz » Stephen Ritz's Green Bronx Machine uses the power of a plant to transform communities that are fragmented and marginalized into neighborhoods that are inclusive and thriving.
Crooked Oak’s Head-First Dive Into Craft Spirits
Crooked Oak’s Head-First Dive Into Craft Spirits » What started as an experiment for a family of entrepreneurs has grown into a full-fledged business, putting a new spin on classic spirits.
From Athlete to Entrepreneur
From Athlete to Entrepreneur » Former WNBA star and collegiate standout Michelle Brooke-Marciniak leveraged the skills and mentality she developed as an athlete to guide her career as an entrepreneur.
After the Storm
After the Storm » Entrepreneurs are putting their own unique spins on hurricane recovery efforts in the U.S.
Turning Leftovers into Bestovers
Turning Leftovers into Bestovers » This food entrepreneur is using pulp-based snacks to transform the way we think about—and use—food waste.
Meet Jamie Kent: Singer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur
Meet Jamie Kent: Singer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur » Country artist Jamie Kent owes his career success to a blend of pure talent and dedication with a side of entrepreneurship.
Fighting Global Iron Deficiency, One Lucky Iron Fish at a Time
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.
Growing the Maker Movement at American Field
Growing the Maker Movement at American Field » For entrepreneur Mark Bollman the concept of American Made isn't a trend or passing fad. It's a movement showcasing the best in American made goods, and the entrepreneurs behind them.
Helping Teen Mothers Step Out Of Poverty
Helping Teen Mothers Step Out Of Poverty » Rocked by the painful loss of her toddler, Catalina Escobar channeled her grief into action.
One on One with Innovation Leaders
One on One with Innovation Leaders » With so many organizations thinking about and fueling their business innovation engines, we went straight to the source for perspective from five Boston innovators about what’s working today.
Gail Simmons on Creating a Career
Gail Simmons on Creating a Career » “What is food but a huge window into every culture in the world?”
Business Takes Center Stage
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.
From Battlefield to Boss
From Battlefield to Boss » In cities and towns across the country, today more than 2.4 million small businesses are veteran-owned.
Athletes, Entrepreneurs, and the Competitive Drive
Athletes, Entrepreneurs, and the Competitive Drive » Comparing an entrepreneur pitching her business idea to an Olympic athlete might feel like a stretch, but it shouldn’t. Competition can be a way of life regardless of the outlet.
Hanging in the Balance with Sophia Chang
Hanging in the Balance with Sophia Chang » Both personally and professionally, Sophia Chang is a master of the balancing act.
Accounting for Entrepreneurship Inside
Accounting for Entrepreneurship Inside » Entrepreneurship and accounting are rarely, if ever, discussed together in the same sentence. PricewaterhouseCoopers, with more than 180,000 employees spread across 158 countries, is happy to change that perception.
How an Alpine Adventure Inspired a Business
How an Alpine Adventure Inspired a Business » What can the Matterhorn, a 14,000-foot alpine peak, teach an entrepreneur about running a business?
All Kinds of Minds: A Conversation with Temple Grandin
All Kinds of Minds: A Conversation with Temple Grandin » Dr. Temple Grandin wears many hats: she is a professor, author, animal behaviorist, inventor, autism advocate, and the subject of a Golden Globe Award-winning film. One role she never has considered, however, is entrepreneur.
Lessons from Zumba: 4 Ways to Lead Your Company’s Innovation and Growth
Lessons from Zumba: 4 Ways to Lead Your Company’s Innovation and Growth » Lessons from Zumba cofounders Alberto Perlman '98 and Alberto Aghion on innovation, growth, and resilience during the past decade.