Tag: Entrepreneurial Thought and Action

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…

Posted In Living Entrepreneurship Blog

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…

Posted In Living Entrepreneurship Blog

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…

Posted In Living Entrepreneurship Blog

Andres Valencia

Market Research? Just get out there!

Very often entrepreneurs hear the “talk to the customers” advice, but it is surprising to see how we constantly keep failing to get out there early in the process. Many times we wait for the final product, the right numbers and a solid questionnaire to go out there and test our ideas; we get stuck…

Posted In Living Entrepreneurship Blog

Yerim Kim

Starting a Food Business

Annie Feldman M’16 and Marla Feldman, co-founders of EnerChi Bites, recently hosted a peer to peer session for the Butler Venture Accelerator. They shared their lessons learned from founding EnerChi Bites. EnerChi Bites is an emerging snack food company producing a healthy, tasty snack that comes in bite-sized portions. The Feldman sisters’ idea started as…

Posted In Living Entrepreneurship Blog

Web Summit Recap

Post from Ativ Patel ’17, founder of Mento, Inc.   The Web Summit was an incredible once in a life time experience. I am still humbled and honored that I was selected as a “future global leader” scholar. The schedule that was set up for the scholars gave us vast amounts of knowledge and more importantly, friends friends for life. Before I…

Posted In Living Entrepreneurship Blog

Yerim Kim

Mobile First Product Development

Izi Aviyente M’15, CTO of Date My Wardrobe, joined the Butler Venture Accelerator and shared his lesson learned from founding Date My Wardrobe at a peer to peer session a couple weeks ago. Date My Wardrobe is an online, localized marketplace for people to rent shoes, dress, and accessories to other fashionistas. Date My Wardrobe…

Posted In Living Entrepreneurship Blog

Rachel Kim

Entrepreneurs Are Visionary

Lauren de los Santos M’15 and Seth Fabricant M’15 hosted a peer to peer session on idea generation and prototyping on Thursday, October 30 for the Butler Venture Accelerator. The session was based on how they developed their venture, Cloudanan. Cloudanan is a customer experience and marketing research company that uses technology to collect and…

Posted In Living Entrepreneurship Blog

Idea Generation and Innovation

What do you think of when someone says “innovation”? Many people think of product innovation, such as Apple, or process innovation, such as Dell. On October 15, the Butler Venture Accelerator held a lunch and learn session on idea generation and innovation. Innovation is not the same as idea generation, it is a much longer…

Posted In Living Entrepreneurship Blog