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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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Babson and Boston Change Leaders at the 2018 Ashoka U Exchange

Babson College is excited to co-host the 2018 Ashoka U Exchange, the largest convening of social innovators and changemakers in higher education, April 5-7 in downtown Boston. The Exchange will bring together over 700 college and university professionals from across the globe to learn and share leading practices for embedding social innovation in higher education.…

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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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The CAMTech-Babson Innovation Leadership Fellowship

Last summer, through The Leonard A. Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship, Babson partnered with the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) as the lead event sponsor and curriculum adviser for the CAMTech Uganda Global Surgery Hack-a-thon at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). The event brought together over 250 innovators from more than…

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Takeaways from the Forbes Under 30 Summit

As we get ready for the Changemaker Marketplace on Friday, read this post from our 2017 Changemaker Award winner Alex Jong Kyu Lim ’18 about an opportunity he got through our relationship with Ashoka to attend the recent 2017 Forbes Under 30 Summit. He writes about the learnings that can come from outside the classroom…

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Heading to Clinton Global Initiative University

By Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director of The Lewis Institute and the Babson Social Innovation Lab. This weekend, Emily and I are so excited to join and support a robust team of Babson and Olin College students at the 2017 Clinton Global Initiative University Annual Meeting. As a CGI U Network member for 5 years, we’ve…

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