Author: Antonette Ho

Antonette Ho

Customer Learning

Learning about your customers may seem obvious to first-time entrepreneurs. However, for many founders, the moving pieces of a business sometimes gets in the way. We lose sight about what is important to the customer and, as a startup, we forget that we are providing value to the customer. During the Summer Venture Program (SVP),…

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Antonette Ho

What Are Investors Looking For?

As fundraising is an area that entrepreneurs often have questions about, the Summer Venture Program invited three investors to share their side of the story. We were privileged to have Natalie Bartlett of General Catalyst/Rough Draft Ventures; Ziad Moukheiber, CEO of Boston Harbor Angels; and Jason Frishman, Founder of NetCapital provide their insights. The three…

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Entrepreneurship Faculty Profile: Angela Randolph

I first met Professor Angela Randolph when she was applying to work at Babson. During this invite-only session, Professor Randolph discussed how entrepreneurial ideas comes from identifying problems consumers have and brainstorming creative solutions to add value. Now, almost two years later, Babson is fortunate to have Professor Randolph share these skills and tactics to…

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How to Raise a Seed Round

Being an entrepreneur and angel investor himself, Summer Venture Program director David Chang has seen both sides of the fundraising process. As part of “fundraising week” at SVP, David hosted a session for participants covering the basics of fundraising and tactics. David started the session by sharing the different sources of capital. The ones we…

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Raising Money

The Summer Venture Program (SVP) was fortunate to have Les Charm, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneur, visit Workbar Boston mid-July. A beloved faculty member, Les has taught graduate students and executives from all over the world. Aside from teaching, Les has had years of experience being on boards of companies. Through his own experiences, Les has…

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Meet the 2017 SVP Cohort at Venture Showcase!

Join us on Thursday, July 27 for this year’s Summer Venture Showcase at The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston! 14 startups from the Summer Venture Program cohort will share their stories and present their business ventures. Register now (pre-registration is required) >> Registration opens at 1pm, opening remarks/presentations begin at 2pm. The Summer Venture Program…

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Babson Social Innovation Summit

The following post is from Marvin Tarawally ’17. The second annual Babson Social Innovation Summit took place on April 7th and 8th, and successfully convened thought leaders from academia, intergovernmental organizations, non-profits, established companies, and startups. The Babson Social Innovation Summit was organized to stimulate Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® for the United Nations Sustainable Development…

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2017 Summer Venture Program

In less than two weeks, we will be kicking off the 9th year of the Babson Summer Venture Program! We are excited about the 14 teams this year and are looking forward to hosting the program in downtown Boston for the first time. The Summer Venture Program (SVP) is a 10-week intensive experience designed to…

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Reinventing Retail and Fashion

Join the Blank Center on Wednesday, May 3 for a Fireside Chat with two amazing fashion entrepreneurs: Seymour Holtzman and Peter Stratton ’94 of the DXL Group! We’ll be serving lunch at 11:30am in the Blank Center, session starts at 12pm (moderated by Dr. Caroline Daniels, Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship and leader of Babson’s Fashion…

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