Tag: Social Innovation
First Health Hackathon in Rwanda Highlights Babson-UGHE Collaboration » Wiljeana Glover, founding faculty director of Babson’s Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship, discusses the successful hackathon and the value of collaborating with the University of Global Health Equity.
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.
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.
Fulbright and the Pursuit of Global Citizenship » Julia Dean ’19 has been awarded a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to improve access to entrepreneurship education in South Korea. She is the latest in a line of Babson students who have decided to take advantage of their opportunities to better the lives of others around the world.
From Commander to Student to Fellow to CEO » As graduation approached for Prakash Veenam MBA '18, he took advantage of a summer fellowship offered through the Leonard A. Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship. That fellowship paved the way for Veenam to become CEO just three months later.
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.
Slow Money Investing Takes Root » An emerging cadre of enterprising investors and entrepreneurs is committed to turning this situation around, and making money in the process. Food entrepreneurs are revitalizing dozens of old businesses, and starting hundreds of new ones, based on sustainable farming and food production methods.
Becoming a Conscious Capitalist » Professor Raj Sisodia, chairman and co-founder of the Conscious Capitalism Institute, is the co-author (with Whole Foods Founder John Mackey) of business bestseller Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. In addition to helping companies around the world adopt the mindset of Conscious Capitalism, Sisodia also is the F.W. Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business…
Social Intrapreneurship: A Conversation with Cheryl Kiser and Kevin Thompson » The term Social Intrapreneurship has been cropping up lately. The Ashoka Changemakers announced a League of Intrapreneurs in September, universities are studying the practice, and intrapreneurs at companies as diverse as Ford, Nestle, Intel, Dell, and Kraft have attracted attention in the business press.