Living Entrepreneurship

KP Rhee

Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part IV)

Dan Wilson M’13 founded AfterDark Technologies to accommodate athletes who like to continue their passion for team sports even after the sun sets. The company was founded in early 2013 and, like many  other businesses, AfterDark Technologies started as concept. Having problems finding time to play during the day and finding lighted fields at night,…

Living Entrepreneurship

KP Rhee

Assessing the Feasibility of Your Venture

Everybody has interesting business ideas. However, the cool idea which was seemingly successful as a concept often does not thrive as expected. In order for a concept to turn into a business, entrepreneurs must assess whether idea is feasible or not. Faculty director of the Butler Venture Accelerator program Andrew Corbett hosted a feasibility workshop on…

Living Entrepreneurship

KP Rhee

Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part I)

Sending money overseas is not an easy task. Money transfer through Western Union requires up to 14% in fees. For Latin Americans who work hard in the United States to take care their family back home, money transfer is always a concern. Matias Sevi’12 of MandaSeguro, founded an online portal that allows transfer money in…

Living Entrepreneurship

KP Rhee

Entrepreneurial Journey of So Yoon Jun’14 – How To Marry

Entrepreneurs are often willing to take adventurous journey. I had a chance to interview So Yoon Jun ’14 about her entrepreneurial experience. She has worked at the Blank Center over two years and been exposed to numerous entrepreneurial occasions. Last year she took a semester off to work at several companies. Jun shared that the…

Living Entrepreneurship

KP Rhee

My Entrepreneurial Journey Part 2

I had a chance to go to the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas during winter break. CES is an annual exhibition where over 3,000 consumer technology businesses from all over the world gather and present their latest products. What was special about this year’s exhibition was that I participated in the…

Living Entrepreneurship

KP Rhee

Division of Equity

The ownership of a company depends on equity. The amount of equity you have reflects how much ownership you have the company. Every percentage counts. Most entrepreneurs unfortunately do not know how to distribute equity among founders. Professor Les Charm facilitated a group workshop for the Butler Venture Accelerator to give participants an idea of how…

Living Entrepreneurship

KP Rhee

Your Success Depends on Feasibility

Many entrepreneurs wish to accomplish their great idea. Entrepreneurs think their business will flourish because their idea seems attractive. However, some questions must be asked in order to assess whether the idea is feasible or not. Earlier last month, Bradley George facilitated a feasibility workshop to provide insight on what feasibility is. Three fundamental questions…

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KP Rhee

Starting a Business as an International Student

Starting a business in the United States requires a lot of legal documentation. Starting a business as an international student is even harder as visa requirements are complex. In order to help students who face this issue, Steven R. London from Pepper Hamilton, and Lesley Hauser from O’Neill & Hauser P.C. hosted a panel on…

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KP Rhee

Gail Simmons – Round Table

Gail Simmons, a culinary expert, visited Babson College on October 24 and facilitated a round table discussion. The topic was on food distribution for the poor who often do not get an access to healthy food. People who joined the discussion were students, food entrepreneurs, and Wellesley residence community. All participants had a chance to…

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KP Rhee

Young Entrepreneurs Panel with Babson Entrepreneurship Club

One of the most common challenges that startups often face is a customers. Not only it is hard to find customers, retaining customer relationships are challenges. Founders of Quick Key (Issac Van Wesep M’08), SynapseSEM (Paul Benson M’09), and Growth Spark (Ross Beyeler ‘09), spoke with the Babson Entrepreneurship Club on customer acquisition, customer conversion,…