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Hailey Serna

2018 SVP Startup Profile: Wish Route

Entrepreneur Jess Lynch ’13, MS’13, MBA ‘18 Tell me a little bit about your company Wish Route? The purpose of Wish Route is to get people motivated and moving in the direction they wish they were going.  We are starting with health and wellness topics like I wish I exercised more or I wish I…

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Hailey Serna

Week 6: Summer Venture Program 2018

Week 6 of the Summer Venture Program was all about the legal matters of running a business. With the help of our sponsor Pierce Atwood LLP, our entrepreneurs had all of their legal concerns addressed and put to ease. Before delving into our lunch and learn with Pierce Atwood, our teams shared their midpoint updates—recapping…

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Hailey Serna

Making A Great First Impression

“What percentage of what we discuss today, will you remember tomorrow?” asked Beth Goldstein during her Lunch and Learn. Beth is an advisor of the Summer Venture Program with an expertise in marketing and consulting. She spoke with our entrepreneurs all about forming the perfect pitch in a sales situation. Beth explained that on average…

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Hailey Serna

Week 5: Summer Venture Program 2018

Time flies when you’re having fun. It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway done with the Summer Venture Program. Week 5 of SVP has been nothing less than productive for our entrepreneurs. We began the week jumping straight into our lunch and learn lead by one of the advisors of the program, Beth…

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Hailey Serna

How Do You Create Authenticity?

David Oksman ’03, an advisor of the Summer Venture Program, spoke all about the importance of building a true brand that fosters a deep sense of connection and love within its consumers at a recent lunch and learn around marketing and branding. “I love to love,” said David. By building communities based on shared values…

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Emily Denoble

How 2 Use Free Tools for Your Startup

Greg Gomer ’07, a serial entrepreneur, co-founder of BostInno and HqO, led a How 2 Tuesday on using free tools for your startup. Greg began the presentation with the statement that believing you need to raise capital before you really start your business is a “death sentence.” People who say this are already making excuses,…

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Hailey Serna

SVP Advisor Profile: David Oksman

I recently had the chance to speak with David Oksman ’03, a Babson alum, marketing expert, and one of this year’s Summer Venture Program (SVP) advisors. In his interview, David spoke about his love of entrepreneurship, Babson, and helping these startups. Here is an overview of our talk. What is your role in the Summer…

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Hailey Serna

Week 4: Summer Venture Program 2018

Week 4 of the Summer Venture Program focused on marketing, branding, and positioning. Our entrepreneurs participated in workshops, met with various industry experts, and delved into perfecting their brand. We began the week with our usual team updates. While our teams shared the progress they’ve made the past week, our entrepreneurs munched on some delicious…

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Hailey Serna

Week 3: Summer Venture Program 2018

Despite the rainy and gloomy weather, our entrepreneurs were enthusiastic and excited to get to work during our third week of the Summer Venture Program. As usual, we kicked off the week with some team updates and a delicious meal from a local restaurant. Something that always seems to amaze me about this cohort is…

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Babson San Francisco

Summer Catalyst Kickoff in San Francisco

This week, we are excited to kick off Babson’s Summer Catalyst Program in San Francisco with 6 teams of entrepreneurs. The Summer Catalyst Program is a 10 week pre-accelerator experience that offers co-working space, mentors, and guidance to help early-stage/seed-level entrepreneurs develop their startups. Throughout the summer, they will be working among like-minded entrepreneurs in the most…

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