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Highlights from the 2017 Black Affinity Network Leadership Retreat

From June 2-4 2017, more than 60 Babson student leaders, alumni, faculty, and staff gathered for the Black Affinity Network Leadership Retreat in Washington, D.C. The retreat was a professional development opportunity for participants in the Alumni Advisor Program as well as for the governing boards of the multiple student organizations within Babson’s Black Affinity…

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Brianna Radicioni

The Boston Globe: Five Things You Should Know About David S. Chang—Director of Babson’s Summer Venture Program

As Director of Babson’s Summer Venture Program (SVP), David Chang is now just one month away from his first Summer Venture Showcase—the culmination of the college’s world-renowned 10-week startup accelerator through its Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship. 2017 Babson Summer Venture Showcase Thursday, July 27, 2017, 1-6 p.m. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 600 Atlantic…

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Shannon Sweeny

ForkOut: Bringing Friends Together for Good Food

Caleb Singer MBA’17 and his partner Lida Tang are the founders of the new restaurant connecting app ForkOut.  ForkOut is a new and exciting way that connects you with your friends and local restaurants. The Idea The idea for ForkOut originally began as a social app to connect friends with local events and activities.  College…

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DetraPel: The Revolutionary Liquid Repellent

Babson undergraduate student, David Zamarin ’20, is the founder of DetraPel, a water based, 100% non-toxic, super hydrophobic liquid repellent spray.  DetraPel provides a clear, protective and durable coating to any solid material so liquid just slides off without any staining. It is portable, biodegradable, non-flammable and non-corrosive.  If applied correctly, it will last anywhere…

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Babson Executive Education Welcomes Back Kenyan Women Entrepreneurs for Launch and Grow

After a successful first year, Babson is kicking-off a year-long program with a second group of women entrepreneurs from Africa. Babson Executive Education is running a business leadership program for women entrepreneurs in Africa, Launch and Grow: The Kenyan Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program. Fifteen women from Kenya were selected to participate in this program, representing a…

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Babson Executive Education Honored for Excellence in Practice for Creation of Experiential Learning Initiative for McGraw-Hill Education

The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) has named Babson Executive Education (BEE) a finalist in its annual Excellence in Practice Awards. BEE was nominated for the awards’ Executive Development category for its two-year collaboration with McGraw-Hill Education (MHE), Leaders’ Quest and 3D Leadership Group.  The collaborators and facilitators, including Babson College Professors Anirudh Dhebar (Faculty…

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Babson WIN Lab and WE BOS to Host Free Summer Soiree on June 7—WIN Lab Applications Now Open Through June 30 for All Women Entrepreneurs

Babson College’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® and Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WE BOS) invite all to attend their annual Summer Soiree—a free event to meet with, and learn more about, women entrepreneurs in the community and learn more about the program. The soiree will also introduce attendees to available resources in the greater startup ecosystem,…

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Sidekick: Home Improvement Made Easy

Alex Arata MBA ’06, Andrew Austin MBA ’06 and David Dombroski are the founders of Sidekick. What is Sidekick? Sidekick is a home improvement concierge service, acting as a trusted advisor and single point of contact for homeowners to manage all their home improvement needs. Sidekick has a simple mission – to inspire people to…

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