Student & Alumni Businesses

Michael Chmura

Babson MBA Biz – Gleeout – Recess For Adults

Naveed Ghalib MBA’16 has opened a new fitness facility in Woburn, MA – Gleeout – which, he says, provides “recess for adults.” “Adults can come in and play games like tag, bubble soccer, relay races and PE type games all for the purposes of working out. We call it ‘the most fun workouts’,” Ghalib says.…

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Michael Chmura

Babson’s Play Business And HubCharge Finalists In National RECESS Pitch Competition

Babson student businesses Play Business and HubCharge are among the 15 college startup finalists of the RECESS Pitch Competition in Los Angeles.  Babson is the only college to place two startups among the finalists of this national competition. Startup: Play Business Babson Graduate Student Joan Segura Emerging markets and mostly Latin American countries have nearly…

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Shannon Sweeny

Gentle Cards: Babson student brings compassion to those who need it most

Most people associate sending or receiving a card with a celebratory moment: birthdays, graduations, anniversaries. April Chen ’19 and her co-founder Michelle Yu of Wellesley College created Gentle Cards to show those same gestures of love and thoughtfulness for those in times they need it most. Gentle’s mission is to let compassion reach its destination.…

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Shannon Sweeny

Babson in Miami: Alumni and Family Businesses

Babson has already made an impact on the Miami ecosystem with all the alumni and family businesses in the area. Carlos Alberto Escotet MBA’14, CEO Banesco Panama The Benderson Family ’03 ’16, President Benderson Development Company Sebastian Gomez Puerto MBA’14, Founder and General Manager Cafe X Murilo de Oliveira Amaral MBA’16, Francine Veloni Gervazio MBA’16,…

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Shannon Sweeny

WanKu: Bottling the Essence of the Andes

Juan Giraldo MBA ’18 and his co-founder Nicolas Estrella are serial entrepreneurs.  In 2016, Giraldo and Estrella took a trip to Ecuador, they met local farmers producing an herbal drink, “the healing water” to provide for their families. WanKu is a delicious herbal infusion known as, “the healing water” that has been consumed for centuries…

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Shannon Sweeny

inSegment: A Babson Alumni’s Success in Digital Marketing

Babson alumni Alexander Kesler ’99 is a serial entrepreneur that has used his Babson education to create many successful ventures. Currently he is the CEO and President of inSegment, full-service digital marketing agency. What is your business and who are its founders? (what has your entrepreneurial journey been like?) inSegment, Inc. is an innovative, full-service,…

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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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Shannon Sweeny

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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Shannon Sweeny

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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