Tag: Alumni

Alexandra Dunk

Pitch to Progress: Rocket Pitch Results

You practice for weeks. You make your pitch. Now what? Rocket Pitch, presented by the Blank Center, is a different kind of pitch event. Presenters have only three minutes and three slides to communicate the differentiating elements of their business ideas. Feedback is built into the event, with every presenter getting live feedback on the…

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Alexandra Dunk

Accolades and Accomplishments: News from SVP Alumni

Since its founding in 2009, our Summer Venture Program has influenced the lives of over 250 student entrepreneurs. Many of these entrepreneurs continue with their ventures, found new ventures, or apply their skills and experiences from SVP elsewhere. We are always excited and proud to hear their news and updates. This summer, SVP alums took…

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Hailey Serna

Weeks 9: Summer Venture Program 2018

It is hard to believe that we just completed our last week of programming for this year’s Summer Venture Program (SVP). Our startups have grown so much since the beginning of SVP. To see what our entrepreneurs have been up to all summer, check out the previous weekly blogs (after reading this one of course).…

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Hailey Serna

Weeks 7-8: Summer Venture Program 2018

With the July 4 holiday, the Summer Venture Program (SVP) took a break from programming so that the teams could dig deep into their business, and recharge for the rest of the program. We are officially in the home stretch! Per usual, we began week 8 with some lunch and team updates. During this time,…

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Hailey Serna

2018 SVP Startup Profile: Gaido

Entrepreneurs Colleen Leung MBA‘18 Mazen Danaf, MIT PhD Marion Benitez MBA‘18 Tell me a little bit about yourselves and your company Gaido? Gaido is an online career counselor for university students. We help students understand what types of jobs they like, evaluate their current skills sets, and then identify the skills needed to get that…

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Antonette Ho

Announcing the Blank Center’s First Global Startup Competition! Powered by Indian Angel Network

The Blank Center is pleased to announce that this fall we will be launching our first global startup competition powered by the Indian Angel Network (IAN)! The winner of the competition will receive a minimum $250,000 equity investment from IAN. All finalists will receive coaching from angel investors in IAN. The startup competition will be…

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Hailey Serna

2018 SVP Startup Profile: William Palmer Eyewear

Entrepreneur William Tanadi ‘18 Tell me a little bit about yourself and your company William Palmer Eyewear? I just graduated from Babson’s undergrad program. I started William Palmer Eyewear, an eyewear/sunglass startup selling affordable prescription eyewear in Indonesia. We sell high-quality, affordable and trendy eyewear. Running a business is very exciting for me. I’ve been…

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Hailey Serna

2018 SVP Startup Profile: Dondoctor

Entrepreneur Felipe Acosta MBA’18 Tell me a little bit about yourselves and your company Dondoctor? My name is Felipe Acosta from Bogota, Colombia. I just graduated from the MBA program and I was one of the finalists in the B.E.T.A. Challenge. Because of B.E.T.A. Challenge, I learned about the Summer Venture Program (SVP). I had…

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