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Celebrating the Crossroads of Athletics and Entrepreneurship
Celebrating the Crossroads of Athletics and Entrepreneurship » In a special ceremony, the Len Green Recreation and Athletics Complex is renamed for the longtime Babson entrepreneurship professor for his enduring support for Babson Athletics.
New Faculty Class Brings Vast Knowledge Base to Babson
New Faculty Class Brings Vast Knowledge Base to Babson » The new academic year features the largest group of new faculty in Babson history. Meet the newest 19 faces on campus.
Gustavo Cisneros ’68, H’19 and Family Honored with Babson-Camus Award
Gustavo Cisneros ’68, H’19 and Family Honored with Babson-Camus Award » The Babson-Camus Global Family Entrepreneurship Award has been presented to Gustavo Cisneros ’68 and his family for creating economic and social impact in Latin America and around the world.
How Remote Networking Connected Two Babson Alumni
How Remote Networking Connected Two Babson Alumni » A simple social media request turned into a business boon for Sienzhi Kouemo ’20 and Kevin Bryant ’82, CEO and founder of Educated Change.
New U.S. GEM Report: Gen Z Appetite for Entrepreneurship Grows
New U.S. GEM Report: Gen Z Appetite for Entrepreneurship Grows » The new U.S. report from Babson College’s Global Entrepreneurship Monitor illustrates the growing importance of environmental sustainability and social justice.
Top Rankings Reflect a College in Top Form
Top Rankings Reflect a College in Top Form » For the 26th consecutive time, U.S. News & World Report has named Babson the No. 1 undergraduate school for entrepreneurship. That ranking follows other prestigious accolades.
A Veteran Helping Veterans
A Veteran Helping Veterans » Vietnam veteran and life coach Richard Battista jumped at the chance to earn his MBA at Babson. The 73-year-old hopes Babson’s entrepreneurial mindset can be used to help prevent veteran suicides.
What High Inflation Means for Startups
What High Inflation Means for Startups » How can someone launch and grow a business when the price of everything keeps going up? That’s the tricky question facing entrepreneurs today.
Why Entrepreneurial Leadership Matters
From Babson Magazine
Why Entrepreneurial Leadership Matters » Research by Babson’s Arthur M. Blank School, led by Professor Scott Taylor, has created the first academic model to explain entrepreneurial leadership.
Refurbishing Computers Turns from Side Hustle to Helping Hand
Refurbishing Computers Turns from Side Hustle to Helping Hand » Dylan Zajac ’25 has been refurbishing computers and donating them since high school. At Babson, he has continued to grow his charity, develop his network, and expand his opportunities.
Babson Collaborative Announces Annual Awards
Babson Collaborative Announces Annual Awards » The Babson Collaborative’s 2022 annual awards celebrated member programs, faculty members, and student ambassadors who exemplify the Collaborative's mission.
Babson Experts on How to Recession-Proof Your Finances
Babson Experts on How to Recession-Proof Your Finances » With fears of a recession looming in the United States, Babson College finance professors offer their thoughts and advice on navigating the turbulent financial times.
Alumna Author Channels Recovery into Entrepreneurial Career
Alumna Author Channels Recovery into Entrepreneurial Career » Author Laura McKowen MBA’06 carves out a successful new career path as CEO of The Luckiest Club, a global sobriety support community.
Butler Launch Pad Awards $25,000 to Babson Student and Alumni Businesses
Butler Launch Pad Awards $25,000 to Babson Student and Alumni Businesses » Babson College student and alumni businesses received $25,000 in seed funding for their ventures this spring through the John E. and Alice L. Butler Launch Pad at the Arthur M. Blank Center.
Babson’s CWEL Launches WIN Lab in Tulsa
Babson’s CWEL Launches WIN Lab in Tulsa » The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership announced its latest Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab inside the historic Greenwood Women’s Business Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Last Lecture: Professors Share Life Lessons
Last Lecture: Professors Share Life Lessons » Babson graduate students celebrated, soaking in the inspirational messages of their beloved professors at a uniquely “awesome” Last Lecture.
Three Ventures Earn Cash Awards at the Fast Track Showcase
Three Ventures Earn Cash Awards at the Fast Track Showcase » Three Babson College ventures were awarded cash prizes last week at the 2022 Fast Track Showcase, which highlighted the work of the Butler Launch Pad’s Fast Track Cohort.
Marcelo Claure on Dreaming Big and Working Hard
Marcelo Claure on Dreaming Big and Working Hard » The chairman and CEO of Claure Capital, who transformed the cell phone industry, will address the graduate Class of 2022 at Babson’s Commencement ceremony.
Student App Makes Lending a Hand Easier
Student App Makes Lending a Hand Easier » Boris Chertok ’22 has created an app that makes it easier for fellow Babson students to help each other out—and make a quick buck.
Babson Brings Entrepreneurship and Innovation to Health
Babson Brings Entrepreneurship and Innovation to Health » Branded with a new name and renewed focus, Babson’s Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship focuses on equity in medicine.
TicketRev Wins ePitch—and $100,000
TicketRev Wins ePitch—and $100,000 » Jason Shatsky ’21, CEO and founder of TicketRev, won ePitch and its $100,000 grand prize—Babson’s largest winning prize—during the finale at eMerge Americas in Miami.
Closing the Wealth Gap Through Entrepreneurship
Closing the Wealth Gap Through Entrepreneurship » A panel of alumni experts at the Black Unity Summit share their keys to success to helping close the wealth gap for Black entrepreneurs.
Prioritizing People and Other Firsthand Lessons of Leadership
Prioritizing People and Other Firsthand Lessons of Leadership » From overcoming obstacles to hosting dinner, Lulu Al Mutawa MBA’22 helped shape the Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Forum by creating a culture focused on people and relationships.
New Name, New Opportunity for the Bertarelli Institute for Family Entrepreneurship
New Name, New Opportunity for the Bertarelli Institute for Family Entrepreneurship » With the expertise and support of Ernesto Bertarelli ’89, the rebranded Bertarelli Institute for Family Entrepreneurship looks to increase connections among Babson’s alumni, students, their families, and their businesses.
The Return of Babson’s ePitch
The Return of Babson’s ePitch » As ePitch returns this month, we catch up with Joanna Geisinger Devin MBA’17 and her company, Torq Interface, which won the inaugural ePitch competition in 2019.
Amanda Elam: Examining the Gender Gap in Business
Amanda Elam: Examining the Gender Gap in Business » Amanda Elam, a research fellow at the Diana International Research Institute at Babson College, specializes in women’s entrepreneurship around the world.
From Banks to Beans: Career Switch Brews Up Flavorful Coffee Venture
From Banks to Beans: Career Switch Brews Up Flavorful Coffee Venture » Lucas Webb ’13 quit his job in finance to launch a direct market coffee company designed to showcase the bean’s full flavor.
Young Entrepreneur Sees Brighter Skies with Innovative Umbrella
Young Entrepreneur Sees Brighter Skies with Innovative Umbrella » Yianni Feldman ’23 brought his fledgling company, Ponchella, with him to Babson, where he’s now working to develop and grow his innovative products.
New Technology Races Equine Industry into the Future
New Technology Races Equine Industry into the Future » Two Babson graduates broke into the tradition-bound equine market with horse sale and management software to track schedules, medical records, invoices, and barn calendars.
GEM Report: U.S. Entrepreneurial Activity Returns to Near Pre-Pandemic Levels
GEM Report: U.S. Entrepreneurial Activity Returns to Near Pre-Pandemic Levels » The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor’s new Global Report is the first published report of its kind that examines entrepreneurship one year into the pandemic.
First-Year Babson Student Isn’t Waiting to Make a Difference
First-Year Babson Student Isn’t Waiting to Make a Difference » With a focus on social entrepreneurship and motivating people in his community, Thomas Thermidor ’25 already is shaping his long-term legacy.
Babson Class of 2021 Impresses with Historic Career Outcomes
Babson Class of 2021 Impresses with Historic Career Outcomes » The undergraduate Class of 2021 earned the highest average starting salary in Babson history, and nearly all members of the class are employed or continuing their education, six months after graduation.
Babson MBA Graduate Takes Uncommon Path to Education Equity
Babson MBA Graduate Takes Uncommon Path to Education Equity » Preshika Jain MBA’21 used her experiences and connections through Babson College’s Uncommon Table to develop an ed tech product that would improve equity in education.
A Cancer Diagnosis Launches an Entrepreneurial Journey
A Cancer Diagnosis Launches an Entrepreneurial Journey » After her cancer diagnosis, Elissa Kalver ’09 started a nonprofit, We Got This, that aims to help family and friends better support their loved ones dealing with the disease.
Award-Winning Babson Professor Keeps Innovating and Inspiring
Award-Winning Babson Professor Keeps Innovating and Inspiring » Babson Professor Heidi Neck, whose impact extends from her classroom to educators around the world, has been honored with USASBE’s Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year award.
New Year’s Resolutions and the Entrepreneurial Mindset
New Year’s Resolutions and the Entrepreneurial Mindset » An entrepreneurial mindset can help people tackle New Year’s resolutions by promoting simple rules for guidance and success, according to Babson Professors Donna Kelley and Sinan Erzurumlu.
Babson Grad’s Nonprofit Empowers Entrepreneurs in Haiti
Babson Grad’s Nonprofit Empowers Entrepreneurs in Haiti » Rebecca Obounou MBA’17 started a nonprofit to help mostly women entrepreneurs in rural Haiti. Now, her company will become the philanthropic arm of a new rum venture.
Babson Doubles Down on No. 1 Rankings
Babson Doubles Down on No. 1 Rankings » For the first time since 2012, Babson College has been ranked No. 1 for undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship education by both The Princeton Review/Entrepreneur magazine and U.S. News & World Report.
Research Shows Women Entrepreneurs Are Key to Inclusive Economic Growth
Research Shows Women Entrepreneurs Are Key to Inclusive Economic Growth » A new report from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor reveals the breadth and value of women entrepreneurs and provides the first snapshot of the pandemic’s toll on them.
Rocket Pitch Return: MBA Student Is Back with Sustainability Solution
Rocket Pitch Return: MBA Student Is Back with Sustainability Solution » The annual Rocket Pitch gives Babson community members the opportunity to showcase their entrepreneurial endeavors. Arushi Jain MBA’22 talks about her prior Rocket Pitch experience as she returns to the signature event with a solution to eliminate traffic congestion.
Consumers Seek Old Comfort in New Nostalgia Products
Consumers Seek Old Comfort in New Nostalgia Products » Old-fashioned and low-tech products such as brick phones and gaming consoles are popular once again. Babson consumer behavior expert Lauren Beitelspacher explains how nostalgia fuels this phenomenon.
Babson Resources Help Grow MBA Student’s Startup on Campus
Babson Resources Help Grow MBA Student’s Startup on Campus » With his Babson-backed startup, Connor Harbison MBA’22 aims to help transform the campus into a more sustainable community with herb-filled hydroponic towers.
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.
Top-Ranked Babson College Keeps Focus on the Future
Top-Ranked Babson College Keeps Focus on the Future » Named the No. 1 undergraduate entrepreneurship school for the 25th consecutive time, Babson College continues moving forward, focusing on the work of educating entrepreneurial leaders.
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.
New U.S. GEM Report Offers First Look at Pandemic’s Impact on Entrepreneurship
New U.S. GEM Report Offers First Look at Pandemic’s Impact on Entrepreneurship » New research from Babson College’s Global Entrepreneurship Monitor shows that more than one-half of entrepreneurs reported new business opportunities spurred by COVID-19.
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.
Office Hours: Unearthing the Value of GEM
From Babson Magazine
Office Hours: Unearthing the Value of GEM » Donna Kelley, the incoming chair of the Entrepreneurship Division, helps mold the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor into an academic powerhouse.
At BCERC 2021, Workshops Offer New Opportunities for Up-and-Coming Academics
At BCERC 2021, Workshops Offer New Opportunities for Up-and-Coming Academics » BCERC 2021 opened the doors for younger academics who seized new opportunities to connect with the superstars of research.
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.
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.
In Their Words: Memorable Moments from Babson Connect: Worldwide
In Their Words: Memorable Moments from Babson Connect: Worldwide » We look back on Babson Connect: Worldwide 2021 and highlight the insights from entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial leaders of all kinds.
99 Percent of Babson Class of 2020 Undergrads Employed or Continuing Education
99 Percent of Babson Class of 2020 Undergrads Employed or Continuing Education » Nearly all graduates from Babson College’s undergraduate Class of 2020 are either working or enrolled in graduate programs.
An Entrepreneurial Prescription: New Healthcare Partnership Launches
An Entrepreneurial Prescription: New Healthcare Partnership Launches » A new partnership between Babson’s Healey Center and the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda aims to bring entrepreneurial thinking to global health care.
Babson Faculty Showcase Entrepreneurial Accomplishments
Babson Faculty Showcase Entrepreneurial Accomplishments » Professor Donna Kelley, new chair of the Entrepreneurship Division, is just one of the esteemed faculty members making news.
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.
The Best MBA for Entrepreneurship, 28 Times Running
The Best MBA for Entrepreneurship, 28 Times Running » For reasons such as the power of its network and its continually evolving and improving curriculum, the Babson College MBA is the best for entrepreneurship for the 28th consecutive year.
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.
A Sanitizer-Moisturizer Combo and At-Home Strep Test? Babson MBAs Pitch Projects to Johnson & Johnson
A Sanitizer-Moisturizer Combo and At-Home Strep Test? Babson MBAs Pitch Projects to Johnson & Johnson » Ten Babson College MBA students pitched two products inspired by pandemic-exacerbated constraints to senior-level leaders from Johnson & Johnson.
Soprano Shares Her Voice and Perspectives with Babson Community
Soprano Shares Her Voice and Perspectives with Babson Community » Moderating a discussion with opera singer Karen Slack, Curtis Johnson ’23 helps highlight diverse voices and new perspectives on the connections between entrepreneurship and the arts.
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.
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.
Office Hours: Defining and Developing Entrepreneurial Leadership
From Babson Magazine
Office Hours: Defining and Developing Entrepreneurial Leadership » As endowed chair for values-based leadership, Scott Taylor is helping set the course for The Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
4 Babson Faculty Named to Poets & Quants’ List of Best Undergrad Business Professors
4 Babson Faculty Named to Poets & Quants’ List of Best Undergrad Business Professors » Four Babson faculty members—the second most of any institution—have been recognized among Poets & Quants’ Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors.
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.
Coping with a Disrupted Supply Chain: What Retailers Can Do as the Holidays Near
Coping with a Disrupted Supply Chain: What Retailers Can Do as the Holidays Near » A disrupted supply chain, a spike in demand, and new product launches. It’s a turbulent time for retailers, around the corner of the holiday season.
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.
The Lessons Learned from a $1.7 Billion Failure
The Lessons Learned from a $1.7 Billion Failure » A mere six months after it launched, the streaming service Quibi announced it was shutting down. What can be learned from such a stunning collapse?
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.
5 Questions with Marine Corps Veteran Esther Greene MBA’21
5 Questions with Marine Corps Veteran Esther Greene MBA’21 » Babson Veterans Club President Esther Greene MBA’21 reflects on how military service helped shape her into the entrepreneurial leader she is today.
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.
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.
Field Research: Tips for Managers in the New Normal
Field Research: Tips for Managers in the New Normal » Recent research by Babson Assistant Professor Eliana Crosina suggests that companies must look inward, and outward, and offers these tips for managers.
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.
The Future of Film Is Ripe with Opportunity for Innovators
The Future of Film Is Ripe with Opportunity for Innovators » The cinema industry has been brought to a grinding halt. Professor Gina O’Connor says how leaders pivot will be critical in shaping the future of film.
New U.S. GEM Report Gives Hope for Entrepreneurship in a Post-COVID World
New U.S. GEM Report Gives Hope for Entrepreneurship in a Post-COVID World » In 2019, U.S. entrepreneurship rates were the highest they had ever been—a finding that offers hope as a country in crisis turns to entrepreneurial leaders for innovation and change.
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.
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.”
Meet Two Emerging Leaders Positioned to Thrive
Meet Two Emerging Leaders Positioned to Thrive » Emerging leaders like Jason Shatsky and Tyler Ratanamongkala-Bray are positioned to thrive in crisis.
Getting to Know Dr. Claire-Cecile Pierre
Getting to Know Dr. Claire-Cecile Pierre » The executive director of Babson’s new Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship is concerned about inequality in medicine.
Class Project Turned Product of the Future
Class Project Turned Product of the Future » Four MBA students collaborated on what was initially a class project. The result was a real product that could simplify the disinfecting process at gyms.
#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.
Whatever It Takes
Whatever It Takes » Entrepreneurs have shifted their companies to address coronavirus-related needs, and in the process, have learned much about the effort required to pivot.
Can Businesses Start and Grow in a Crisis?
Can Businesses Start and Grow in a Crisis? » Entrepreneurial leaders across industries will guide us past the coronavirus crisis by identifying needs and solving problems.
Bauer CEO and Babson Alumnus Pivots Production with Purpose
Bauer CEO and Babson Alumnus Pivots Production with Purpose » You don’t need to be a founder to launch a successful business pivot. Bauer CEO Ed Kinnaly ’87 knows this well.
Babson Entrepreneurs Converge on Miami
Babson Entrepreneurs Converge on Miami » Miami was home to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor’s annual meeting and Report Launch.