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The Lewis Institute Activating Youth

Over the past 8 years, The Lewis Institute has put the power of entrepreneurship into the hands of over 32,000 youth. After officially rolling out our ACTIVATE curriculum in 2017, we had the chance to step back and think about all of the communities, individuals, and mindsets that have been transformed and the power of…

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A Tech Summit as an Economic Development Tool

This post is the second in a series sharing the story about the creation of the first annual Haiti Tech Summit. Read the first post, Babson Community at First Annual Tech Summit, here. By Shaina Silva ‘08, Haiti Tech Summit Organizer. I graduated from Babson in 2008 and have since focused my entrepreneurship and global…

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Storytelling to Amplify Social Value Creation

As part of Emily and Cheryl’s Leading for Social Value course this spring, students were asked to write closing blogs with reflections from the seven weeks of the course. This post from Andrew Franks, MBA’17 is the third in this series of posts we’ll be sharing periodically. One of the observations that has consistently surprised…

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Real Talk About College Entrepreneurship

By Prabha Dublish ’18, Co-Founder of Womentum. “An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down.” – Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn. As a college student who founded a tech nonprofit, this quote really resonates with me. Throughout my time at Babson, I’ve heard from many people…

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The Future of Fashion at Babson

By Carrie Hecker MBA’18. Launched in the fall of 2016, The Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative (FEI) supports and inspires students at Babson to create a positive social, environmental, and economic impact in the fashion industry. FEI is housed at the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, and over the past year has grown to become a community…

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Changemaking at CGI U 2017

Last month, 14 Babson and Olin College of Engineering students attended the 2017 Clinton Global Initiative University Annual Meeting at Northeastern University. Cheryl and Emily have been engaged with CGI U since Babson became a University Network member in 2013, and it’s been a tremendous source of joy for them to see our students in action,…

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Collaborating for Solvable Problems

Earlier this year, Babson was invited to participate in PYXERA’s Global Engagement Forum where leaders and influencers from private, public, and social sectors gathered with a goal of developing paths to action on three of the world’s most pressing “solvable problems” – social challenges for which there are known and tested solutions, even on a…

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