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Just Ask

By Jennifer Odera, Babson MBA 2015 and founder of T&Co. As a first time entrepreneur working on a food business, I often find myself having big, audacious requests that I have to temper out and stage for my audience. (I’ve always believed, “your dreams aren’t big enough if they don’t scare you” ) In fact,…

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The LaunchPAD Incubator Pilot Ventures

Babson Summer Study started here on campus last week, and this year includes a pilot of The LaunchPAD Incubator, hosting the winners of this year’s Babson Boston Cup in a residential program that runs along side Summer Study. Participating ventures are connected with Babson resources and graduate school mentors as they refine their business plans…

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Business and Culinary Inspiration at SFFS

By Gisela Macedo, Babson MBA 2015 and founder of Gisela Treats. Last week the Summer Fancy Food Show was held in NY. As a food entrepreneur, I couldn’t be more excited – for I knew, from previous experiences, it could be an amazing opportunity to meet and greet potential suppliers, clients and people that could…

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Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship Summit at Babson

We just wrapped up a tremendous Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship Summit here on campus from the Leonard A. Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship. 80 leaders in healthcare including one of our 2015 Social Innovator Award recipients Dr. Paul Farmer attended the day long summit. Everyone left the room inspired – we were honored and thrilled.…

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Insights from the Inside: Building a High Functioning Board

This post is part of a series providing a road map for real world operational management of non-profits and social enterprises. The author, Gene Miller, has held a variety of high-stakes leadership positions in diverse industries through crisis periods and great successes. This series shares her results-based approach, presenting practical guides for how to get…

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Insights from the Inside: Constructing Your Organizational Framework

This post is part of a series providing a road map for real world operational management of non-profits and social enterprises. The author, Gene Miller, has held a variety of high-stakes leadership positions in diverse industries through crisis periods and great successes. This series shares her results-based approach, presenting practical guides for how to get…

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Breaking Through Sustainability Assumptions

By Ryan Lupberger, Babson Undergraduate Student and Scholar at The Lewis Institute. Assumptions. We all have them and they are a key part of our perception and conversations. Sitting in an FME meeting room, brainstorming for our first business, we came up with a host of ideas. We thought about gels that clean computer screens,…

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Insights from the Inside: Creating Pathways to Success

This post is part of a series providing a road map for real world operational management of non-profits and social enterprises. The author, Gene Miller, has held a variety of high-stakes leadership positions in diverse industries through crisis periods and great successes. This series shares her results-based approach, presenting practical guides for how to get…

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