Author: Barbara Blair

Father & Daughter Team Up to Launch Bluewire Audio LLC

Emily Proos B’15 and her anesthesiologist father, Dr. Andrew Proos, have developed a safer and less cumbersome audio speaker system for runners and other physically active buffs. Emily is Bluewire’s CEO and is currently sharing space with other entrepreneurs in the Babson Hatchery program. Here’s more of our conversation with her. Q. What inspired your…

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10KSB: Not Business As Usual

By Patricia G. Greene, Professor of Entrepreneurship We have learned the spot for a predictable point of inflection that generally happens about halfway through the second mod (day) of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, a program where entrepreneurship meets economic development. This is the time when some set of the participating business owners ruffle their…

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Daquan Oliver B’14 Wins Coveted Echoing Green 2015 Black Male Achievement Fellowship

His nonprofit—Recesspreneurs—empowers college students to take a hands-on approach to provide entrepreneurial education and mentorship to children of low-income. Global nonprofit Echoing Green today announced that Babson College alumni entrepreneur Daquan J. Oliver B’14 has been awarded a highly competitive and coveted Fellowship to help grow his Recesspreneurs. The Fellowship will provide seed funding, mentoring…

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Babson Entrepreneurs Appointed to Boston 2024 Olympics Advisory Board

Jon Feinman M’10, Founder & Executive Director, Innercity Weightlifting (ICW); and Jason Jacobs M’05, Co-Founder & CEO, Runkeeper have been appointed to the Boston 2024 Olympics Advisory Board. As new members, they further strengthen and represent a diverse participation from a broad range of community organizations, business, education and sports. “This opportunity of a lifetime…

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Babson Entrepreneurship Professor Joel Shulman Ranked #1 Large Cap Blend Equity Manager By Pensions & Investments

Babson Entrepreneurship Professor Joel Shulman, who pioneered investing in publicly-traded entrepreneurial companies through his company EntrepreneurShares, LLC, has been ranked the #1 US Large Cap Blend Equity Manager for separate accounts by Pensions & Investments for the five year period ending March 31, 2015. His US Mid Cap strategy ranked #5 for gross returns in…

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Retiring Professors Honored for Service to Babson College

Five retiring Babson faculty members were recently honored for their outstanding service to the College. Said Babson’s Dean of Faculty Carolyn Hotchkiss, “As active scholars, our retiring faculty made significant contributions to the world’s knowledge of business and entrepreneurship, and we will miss their dedication to our students’ success.” Watch Dean Hotchkiss’ presentation at the…

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Documentary Film Follows Babson Alum Norman de Silva ’09 as He Coaches a Chinese Basketball Team

  Jiàoliàn [Coach] is a feature length documentary about 27 year-old Norman de Silva ’09 who from almost overnight was appointed head coach of the Chinese Basketball Association’s (CBA) Foshan Long Lions. Every year the U.S. outsources more and more low-end manufacturing jobs to China, but now China is turning the tables and outsourcing jobs from the U.S. The…

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Lewis Institute Honors 2015 Changemaker Award Recipients

Six Babson community members recognized as social innovators. Since 2011, the Lewis Institute’s Changemaker Awards have recognized Babson students, alumni and staff who exemplify remarkable effort to create a positive change within the community and in the world. The recipients of this year’s Changemaker Awards are faculty member Vikki Rodgers; staff member Denning Aaris; graduate…

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Kent Jones on Ending the US Trade Embargo Against Cuba

Prof. Kent Jones has been following the debate over ending the decades-old US trade embargo against Cuba, recently loosened by President Obama.  In “The Coming Boom in US-Cuba Trade” he notes that, before Castro, the US was Cuba’s largest trading partner and its major source of foreign investment.  Economic models of trade intensity predict that…

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James Hunt’s Landscape Photography is Featured in Griffin Museum of Photography Exhibition – Thru March, 2015

Associate Professor of Management James Hunt is a featured photographer in The Photography Atelier 21 exhibit of artwork at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA from March 5-29, 2015. Professor Hunt’s gallery of images entitled, Spirituality and a Sense of Place: The Quabbin Wilderness, centers on nature, the environment and the spirit of…

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