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Bon’App: A Tool to Spark Change At Babson

By Savannah Carlin, Babson Undergraduate Student. Hello Babson food community! In the time since my last post I have found a great way to start getting more sustainable food here at Babson! I have become a Bon’App campus ambassador. What is Bon’App? Bon’App is an organization based in Cambridge Massachusetts at the Cambridge Innovation Center…

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A Student’s Perspective on Sustainable Food at Babson

By Savannah Carlin, Babson Undergraduate Student. Hello Babson food community! I am Savannah Carlin, a first year here at Babson. I am passionate about social entrepreneurship, especially food sustainability and food access, though more than anything I love to cook and eat delicious food. One of the things I love about Food Sol is its…

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The Power of Pulling the Plug

Beyond Community Table every Wednesday at Babson, we now host Thursday Tables in Boston and this Friday will launch our once-a-month series in New York City with local partners Foodmaker Media and NYU’s Food Studies Program.  We are excited about how quickly the model has spread, and encouraged by the warm and enthusiastic response. But…

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Gail Simmons Twitter Chat

One week from today, Monday, February 24th from 1:00-2:00 pm ET, Babson Entrepreneur in Residence Gail Simmons and Food Sol at Babson will join Center for Science in the Public Interest for a nationwide Twitter chat on food entrepreneurship. Center for Science in the Public Interest is the national organization behind Food Day, a day…

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Restaurant Entrepreneurship: The Real Story

Food Sol’s special guest to Community Table this week at Babson was Chef Nookie Postal who came to tell Babson food entrepreneurs of all kinds about the restaurant business. A longtime Boston chef, Nookie helped Ana Sortun to open now famous Oleana in Cambridge.  He’s cooked at Chez Henri, Icarus, Casablanca and been Executive Chef…

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Moveable Feast: Food Sol’s Community Table grows in Boston

Food Sol’s first Community Table Boston last Thursday was a huge hit. For a conversation on entrepreneurial opportunities in Boston urban agriculture, folks turned out from Tufts, BU, Harvard Law School, Babson, Wellesley College, the Mayor’s Office, City Growers, and Shape Up Somerville to participate. Local marketer and farmers’ market maven Myrna Greenfield wrote about…

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Community Table was a Buffet Line of Food System Innovators Yesterday

Food Sol’s last Community Table of 2013 was a huge hit.  We welcomed 7 food-system entrepreneurs representing 5 food enterprises from 4 states across the Northeast.  The entrepreneurs arrived at Babson on Monday for the Fair Food Network Business Bootcamp. Yesterday, they took their lunch break with us – before racing back to Knight Auditorium…

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Reviewing Babson Food Days; What Was Your Favorite Part?

For us at Food Sol, Babson Food Days (October 23-24) was two days of high-energy, high-octane, high-entrepreneurship.  That could never have been without you – the impeccable talent, passion, and fire in the belly of Babson. We’re entrepreneurs too, and as such, we must be relentlessly testing and talking to the market.  You are our…

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How Gail Simmons Came to Babson

Late last summer, as Food Sol was busily organizing 2nd annual Food Days, Babson Entrepreneur in Residence Andrew Zimmern copied us on an email to his buddy Gail Simmons. Gail lives in New York, but we had heard that she was coming to Boston to host an event downtown on October 23rd, the first of…

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Power Packed Recipe for Food Entrepreneurship at Babson

“That’s what all entrepreneurs need:  you need to open up the conversation, not be afraid to share your problems, so that you can overcome them.” – Pranav Chaudhry (’14) on the Quick Service Incubator When Gail Simmons kicked off her Residency at Babson in April, this celebration included a Quick Service Incubator. The Quick Service…