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Showing Up For Purpose

By Jack Barber ’16, Co-Founder of Mainely Burgers. If someone had told me three years ago that my brother, Max, and I would be running our business Mainely Burgers full-time, I would have told them that they were crazy. During my senior year at Babson, I was razor focused on getting a job in finance.…

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3 Reasons We’re Excited Boston is Hosting the Largest Conference for Social Change Educators

By Emily Lamb, Associate Director of the Ashoka U Exchange. Several months ago, I traveled to Boston to scope out what would become the site of our 9th annual Ashoka U Exchange, taking place April 5-7, 2018. The Exchange is the largest gathering for social innovators transforming higher education into an engine for social change.…

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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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