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Yerim Kim

Rebranding and Telling Your Story

On March 10, Brianna Stiklickas’15, founder and CEO of Meet Eugene, joined the Butler Venture Accelerator program for a peer to peer session on her story of rebranding the company and different wants to tell your story effectively. Meet Eugene is an exotic pet food company that currently focuses on pet foods for hedgehog. Stiklickas said that…

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Yerim Kim

Doing Business in the Agricultural Industry

On March 5, Patricio Dotras M’15 and Christian Bax M’15 joined members of the Butler Venture Accelerator to share their experience in the agricultural industry. They are currently in the process of creating a new project within BlackRock Farming with a goal to create a boutique private equity company specializing in commercial farms. Dotras and…

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Rachel Kim

What’s Your Brand?

Ted Schleuter, chief brand officer and the founder of Crunch Brands, was recently on campus to share his insight on branding. He was currently part of various assignments such as Unreal Candy, Sperry Top-Sider, New Balance, Pan-Mass Challenge and Aceso. Schleuter has been wtih Digitas, Arnold Worldwide and Greco Ethridge Group. Schleuter created Crunch Brands for…

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Rachel Kim

2015 MassChallenge

MassChallenge recently visited Babson to share what their competition and accelerator are all about. MassChallenge is the world’s largest startup accelerator and competition and the first of its kind to support high impact, early stage entrepreneurs with no strings attached. They give entrepreneurs everything that they need to succeed for example they provide resources for marketing,…

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Venture On

Last week the Butler Venture Accelerator hosted its first ever Accelerator Launch Event. Attendees got a sneak peek at some of our new market materials and got to meet others in the program. The event was open to current participants and those interested in registering. We had a great crowd, including our entire Accelerator team! During…

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Take the B.E.T.A. Challenge

The spring semester means that Babson’s business competition, the B.E.T.A. Challenge, is just around the corner. We didn’t always have a business competition. Like many institutions, Babson had business plan competitions. In fact, we were the first academic institution to have a business plan competition for students. Here’s a little history: The John H. Muller Jr. Business…

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Rachel Kim

Butler Venture Accelerator

On Monday, January 26, the John E. Alice L, Butler Venture Accelerator Program held its first information session for the semester. The information session was led by Cindy Klein Marmer who is the manager for the Butler Venture Program. Last year, the Butler Venture Accelerator is represented 385 students and 329 businesses. The program is…

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Working with Family and Friends

Starting a new business can be lonely. It is no surprise that many entrepreneurs seek to find teammates for their ventures to help them get their idea off the ground. But what happens when you enlist family members or friends? Where do you cross the line between personal and professional? On Tuesday, December 2, the…

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Yerim Kim

SBIR Tips

As part of last month’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Butler Venture Accelerator had program participant Soumya Roy M’15 share SBIR tips he learned from a training he attended with Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR). SBIR is a grant program designed to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector and…

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Secrets to the Venture Capital Industry

Venture capital. The industry can seem like a mystery. For individuals wanted to become VCs, they don’t know how to get their foot into the door. For entrepreneurs, they don’t know how to get funding for this source of capital. As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week and in partnership with the Venture Capital Private Equity…

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