Living Entrepreneurship

Yerim Kim

Identifying Customer Needs and Prototyping

On October 6th, the Butler Venture Accelerator had a workshop on identifying customer needs and prototyping. This workshop aimed to help entrepreneurs to learn how to generate new business ideas based on customer needs. Participants created a simple prototype of a wallet. In the process, participants interviewed their “customer,” created a simple prototype and pitched…



My First Cruickshank 5K!

This weekend I had the opportunity to run in the 12th Annual Cruickshank 5K at Basbon. It was difficult, but I had been training for it for a few months. It was the first 5K I ran in, and it brought back memories of the 5K that my FME business, Stamp Out Suicide, put on…

Faculty & Leadership


Professor Candida Brush Receives Karl Vesper Entrepreneurship Pioneer Award

Babson Entrepreneurship Division Chair and Professor Candida Brush has received the Karl Vesper Entrepreneurship Pioneer Award. The Vesper award is given each year in conjunction with the Experiential Classroom to an individual who epitomizes the concept of an ‘academic entrepreneur’ — a person who with passion and perseverance has enabled entrepreneurship to expand both in…


Caroline Hayes

Networking & job searching while studying abroad

This post was written by Lisa Youxi Chen ’16, currently studying at LSE. Networking While Studying Abroad This year I am studying abroad at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) for a year. Before coming to LSE, some people have told me that it could be hard to pursue a finance summer…


Tips from an International Student…

It is a very special time of the year for college applicants. Choosing where you are going to spend the next four years of your life (especially if you are from a place far away) is a sensitive decision. As an international student from Myanmar, I faced a very difficult decision myself. I had my…

Living Entrepreneurship


до свидания, Санкт. Петербург !*

It was the last week in St. Petersburg, and it was busy and entertaining. We spent it on business trips with Professor Coyle for our Business Environment in Russia course. We had the opportunity to visit companies in different industries and talk with professionals that were at different stages of their life and career. From…

Living Entrepreneurship

What To Do With a Really Big Idea

Entrepreneurs have ideas, sometimes lots of ideas. But how do you get from idea, to an actual business opportunity? Oftentimes many entrepreneurs think they have a great idea, create the product/service, but don’t think about the other dimensions of the business. On October 2, the Butler Venture Accelerator had a lunch and learn session on…

Creating Social Value

Cheryl Kiser

T Minus 6 Days to Babson Food Day

As the count down to the 4th Annual Babson Food Day begins, I am smiling all over thinking about how this spirited and absolutely delicious event has taken root over the years. Part of the nationwide Food Day movement, Babson Food Day is designed to be open, accessible, inspiring and relevant to everyone. Though we…

News & Announcements


ZOOS Greek Iced Teas Among 26 MassChallenge 2014 Finalists

ZOOS Greek Iced Teas is among the 26 MassChallenge 2014 Finalists. ZOOS, founded by Niari Keverian M’12 and Kristina Tsipouras, is a first-to-market, all natural, real brewed, caffeine free, ready-to-drink Greek Iced Tea that is Yia-Yia approved! See live pitches from the top 26 startups and a showcase of all 128 MassChallenge finalists, and over…

News & Announcements

Patricia Berens

Looking for historical industry ratios?

Horn Library has purchased the digital archive of Dun’s Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios.  Find historical industry financial ratios using 4-digit SIC codes for over 800 lines of business, as well as industry norms for major industry segments.  Key Business Ratios is on the list of library research databases.  The vendor is Mergent (D&B is…