Author: Jake Maude

Jake Maude

Marijuana and the Entrepreneur

The Blank Center’s Marijuana and the Entrepreneur was both an information session on an emerging industry and a Q&A with experts in the industry, rolled into one, and has likely sparked the imagination of numerous attendees. The panel was made up of Ben Ferri, founder of Kind & Co, Mark Slater, Chief Investment Officer at…

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Jake Maude

Boston Harbor Angels

Boston Harbor Angels (BHA) is one of the most prominent angel investing groups in the US with numerous successful exits. BHA is a tight knit group of investors, who pride themselves on seeking out high quality, high impact companies in which to invest. On December 15th, Babson hosted the Boston Harbor Angels for their year-end…

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SVP Blog Series: DetraPel

DetraPel is an amazing product that you can be sprayed on anything to make it water repellent, like a pair of shoes or a sweater. The company is run by a team of four, and headed up by David Zamarin (interviewed here), a sophomore at Babson College. Recently, they are excited to have raised some funding, and are…

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Launchpad Venture Group

The Launchpad Venture Group is one of the largest and top three most active Angel groups in the country, in terms of deal volume and dollars invested. The group is capped at 150 investors, and has a long waitlist to get in. The group puts about $8 million to work per year, and currently has…

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SVP Blog Series: Lula Rides

Lula Rides is a car sharing platform, with a twist. Described by BostInno as “Airbnb for College Students’ Cars”, it has users taking trips on Babson’s Wellesley campus, as well as requests to join fifty additional college campuses. Founded by Babson student Michael Vega-Sanz (interviewed here) and his twin brother Matthew Vega-Sanz, the application just…

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SVP Blog Series: Waku

As featured in Bostinno, Bevnet, BeverageDaily.com and FoodNavigator-USA, Waku (formerly Wanku) has been described as a “healthy, natural, aromatic” and “delicious” drink. Derived from a traditional recipe of an indigenous people in the Andes Mountains, this is a beverage with an impact. Prior to Waku, there was little market access to the drink, and people…

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Rocket Pitch 2017

All eyes on you, your idea meets the world, standing room only, 3 minutes, “Go.” Rocket Pitch at Babson is the culmination of countless hours of ideation, action, and the pursuit of something beyond what exists. It brings together many people from diverse backgrounds, especially founders, angel investors, students, and entrepreneurial thinkers. For some, it…

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SVP Blog Series: Magnomer

Magnomer is a Babson startup focused on improve recycling efficiency through a patent-pending process. The name Magnomer is a mashup of magnetic and polymer, since the company is applying magnetized materials to plastics so that recyclers can separate plastics from other items. The company is currently working with Preserve (also started by a Babson alum),…

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How 2 Make a Prototype with SolidWorks

You can probably recall hearing someone say “I should make that” or “that’s a great idea”, but it never comes to fruition. Babson’s How2Tuesday hosted the session How 2 Make a Prototype with SolidWorks for that very reason. The session was lead by Abhishek Bali and Sal Lama, both employees of 3DEXPERIENCE Labs. The 3DEXPERIENCE…

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