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10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Emily Lagasse

This interview was originally published on Examiner. Emily Lagasse is a total Babson entrepreneur: last year, she was a member of the Summer Venture Program, Women Innovation Now (WIN) Lab, and took the 2013 prize at Boston’s Women Business Conference Female Entrepreneurship Challenge. She’s also a food entrepreneur… just not for people. Emily is feeding…

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Notes from the Case Files: Learning by Doing

By Jesseca P. Timmons, a case writer in Entrepreneurial Studies and Social Entrepreneurship for The Lewis Institute at Babson College. In the fascinating six-month process of writing a case on Year Up, we learned Year Up is very different from most other organizations which focus on inner city youth. Unlike Teach for America or City…

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Creating Social Value Where Opportunity Knocks

By Nisha Munshi, Babson MBA Student and Sr. Regulatory Nutrition Specialist for Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. “You’re a Registered Dietitian and you work for Dunkin’ Donuts?” A bit of an oxymoron, right? I thought so too until I took Babson’s Social Value Creation (SVC) Matters class. After three years of working as a regulatory nutrition specialist,…

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Seeds of Fortune at CGI U

By Nitiya Walker, Babson College Undergraduate student. 1,100 innovative student leaders, 700 commitments to action, 3 days, and 1 university brought together future ideas that could possibly enhance our world’s next generation of leaders. The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) focuses on areas of education, environment, climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation,…

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MindSnack: The Power of Together

Every once in a while it is just great to STOP and have a MindSnack. Small doses of meaningful diversions for mental energy… We at the Lewis Institute believe in the power of together: individuals thrive, and their needs are better met, within empowered collaborative communities. And when trying to address societal dilemmas through entrepreneurship,…

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Why Social Value Creation Matters

By David Brown, Babson MBA and Executive Director of Technology Underwriting Greater Good. When you think of yourself as well versed in a field, especially a field that you plan to spend your career in, it’s rare when a course can not only surprise you but also provide meaningful conversations that change your perceptions.  While…

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Misconceptions about Social Value Creation

By Krista Buckland Reisner, Babson MBA student. This post is the first in a series providing a glimpse inside the stories and experiences in the newly released book, Creating Social Value. Before taking a class on social value creation at Babson, these words had little or no meaning to me, other than the broad idea…

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Honoring Social Innovators

We are proud to announce our 2014 Social Innovator Awards recipients, Mick Jackson and Razia Jan. Mick is the Founder and Chairman of WildHearts, a charity that launches businesses and uses their profits to fund global micro-finance. We’ve written about them here and here, and are inspired by their pioneering business model just as much…

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MindSnack: Anything is Possible

Every once in a while it is just great to STOP and have a MindSnack. Small doses of meaningful diversions for mental energy… As Steve Jobs famously said: “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not…

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Spotlight on Social Innovation: CGI U

Emily and the 12 Babson students selected to attend this year’s CGI U annual meeting had a great time exploring the ASU campus, networking and sharing their work. Check out photos from their trip here! In the coming months, you’ll be hearing from the students about their experience there and get the inside story behind…