Tag: Butler Venture Accelerator

Gathering Intelligence

Through the Butler Venture Accelerator, we meet with a lot of students and alumni with many entrepreneurial ideas. One of the key steps that any entrepreneur needs to make to turn their idea into an opportunity is to gather market intelligence. Market intelligence is what entrepreneurs use to make decisions. During the Summer Venture Program,…

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Creating a Capital Campaign for Raising Money

Investors hear lots of pitches and read through many business plans – daily. How do you make your venture stand out? Summer Venture Program adviser David Lopez hosted a session for the 2015 cohort on how to create a capital campaign for raising money. Creating a capital campaign is a good process to go through…

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Advice from Babson Entrepreneur Chris Jacobs ’10

Although the Summer Venture Program (SVP) recently ended, there’s lots to reminiscence about from the past ten weeks. One of the most memorable parts of the program is the speakers that come in during “lunch and learn” sessions. This year the SVP participants had 20 lunch and learn sessions and discussions with leading entrepreneurs, investor…

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How Can You Be Persuasive

With the Summer Venture Showcase coming up on Thursday, July 30, the 2015 Summer Venture Program participants have been getting ready to present their ventures to a large audience of investors, entrepreneurs, service providers, faculty and students. Babson’s Speech Center recently shared some tips on how to be persuasive with your presentation. Everyone can think…

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Babson Hatchery

The Product Development Process

The following post is from Emily Proos ’15, co-founder of Bluewire Audio, a summer 2015 hatchery business. The prototype development process is something that many new businesses must go through.  As an entrepreneur pursuing my first venture, even choosing a prototype development company was a bit of a daunting task in itself.  When my dad…

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Babson Hatchery

Learn an Industry to Make History

The following post is from Samuel Sternweiler ’17, founder of JEWELv, a summer 2015 hatchery business. General education is necessary to gain basic knowledge to understand the world around you, but it may not do much for driving you towards a career. For the last few years I have had the pleasure of attending the…

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Babson Hatchery

Defining a Social Media Strategy

The following post is from Marielle De Blois M’16, founder of Crece, a summer 2015 hatchery business. As entrepreneurs, we all know that it is vital to have an active role in social media. We’ve heard that marketing is no longer about having a monologue with our consumers, but it is now a two-sided conversation;…

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Arjun Bhatnagar

Why You should Tell Everyone Your Ideas

If you are an entrepreneur, you understand the pressure to succeed, the trials of being autonomous, and the triumphs that come with taking risks others will not take. With this accumulated pressure, autonomy, and risk come a natural desire to do everything right and to do it all by yourself. Here is the catch —…

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