Tag: Butler Venture Accelerator

Crowdfunding

The following post is from Fifi Shi ’18, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. The founders of Load & Road LLC, Kazu Kawanobe M’16 and Mayuresh Soni M’16, joined the Butler Venture Accelerator on December 3 to host a peer to peer session about crowdfunding. As this is quite a new way of fundraising, they…

Posted In Living Entrepreneurship Blog

Entrepreneur’s Pyramid of Success

The following post is from Jake Cho ’17, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. On December 2, Brian Kelley ’18 of Kanga Trash & Energy Systems shared his lessons learned from reading Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success at a peer-to-peer session held by the Butler Venture Accelerator.  John Wooden, the head basketball coach of Emeritus…

Posted In Living Entrepreneurship Blog

Babson Hatchery

Tracking an Industry On the Move

The following post is from Bryanne Leeming MBA ’16, founder of JumpSmart. JumpSmart creates interactive products that teach kids coding and the engineering process from ages 8-12. Our first product is an electronic, programmable floormat with lights and sensors that children can use to create games, designs, and animations they play on their feet. I’ve…

Posted In Living Entrepreneurship Blog

PilotHouse: Dealing with Uncertainty

The following post is from Jake Cho ’17, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. On November 30th, Finn Merrill ’16 of PilotHouse, shared his lessons learned from his experience in the hospitality industry at a peer-to-peer session held by the Butler Venture Accelerator. Planning to launch next spring, PilotHouse will provide portable hospitality system to…

Posted In Living Entrepreneurship Blog

Product Customization & Personalization

The following post is from Jake Cho ’17, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. On November 11th, Sam Sternweiler ’17 of JEWELv, shared his lesson learned from his experience in product customization industry at a peer-to-peer session held by the Butler Venture Accelerator. JEWELv is a jewelry-customization start-up at the edge of launching.  The ustomization…

Posted In Living Entrepreneurship Blog

Babson Hatchery

3D Printing

The following post is from Kazu Kawanobe M’16, founder of Load&Road, LLC, a fall 2015 hatchery business. For hardware design, it is very difficult to imagine actual product until we touch and feel. For example, the first prototype we ordered from Chinese machining company was far bigger and far heavier than we had expected, even…

Posted In Living Entrepreneurship Blog