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.
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.
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.
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.
All About Angel Investors » Angels are private investors who want to help entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality. And they are a critical component of thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems, providing the necessary financing to help founders get moving. Kevin Colleran ’03 and Babson Professor Zach Zacharakis share their insight into the world of angel investing.
Students Backing Students: The Rise of the Dorm Room Venture Capitalist » Rough Draft Ventures' peers-funding-peers model gives young entrepreneurs access to equity-free capital and resources, and gives students access to learning about the Venture Capital industry. Above all, it encourages entrepreneurship and creates a community of student founders that have gone on to launch successful ventures after graduation.
Care.com’s Sheila Lirio Marcelo’s Advice for Entrepreneurial Women » In the early 2000s, the Yellow Pages just weren’t cutting it. At least not for Sheila Lirio Marcelo, who was struggling to find care for her newborn child and her ailing father. Her struggle to find suitable care inspired her to develop a better solution for families everywhere.
TripAdvisor’s Stephen Kaufer on Shifting from Founder to CEO » Stephen Kaufer has been with TripAdvisor throughout its 16-year journey from B2B vertical search engine to becoming the world’s largest travel site. Along the way, he has steered the company through pivots, sales, acquisitions and an IPO, to become an industry-leader in a highly competitive and rapidly evolving market.
Got a Great Idea? Prove It » Entrepreneurs by temperament are gushing wells of inspiration—new businesses, new solutions to old problems, and new approaches. In those first bursts of imagination, an opportunity appears suddenly obvious, even if the path to success will be long and full of false starts. And, then, another idea might manifest, seeming as brilliant as the first.