Tag: Entrepreneurial Thought and Action

Meet the 2016 SVP Cohort at Venture Showcase!

Join us today in Olin Auditorium for this year’s Summer Venture Showcase! 15 startups from the Summer Venture Program Wellesley cohort will share their stories and present their business ventures. Can’t come to campus? We’ll be streaming live >> Registration opens at 1pm, opening remarks/presentations begin at 2pm. Walk-ins welcome! The Summer Venture Program is…

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Babson San Francisco

SF SVP Silicon Valley Trip!

This week our SVP teams ventured to Silicon Valley and toured 500 Startups, Facebook, and Google! The treks introduced everyone to the entrepreneurial ecosystem outside of San Francisco. It was an immersive experience and each location had their own unique personality. In fact, many compared Facebook to Disneyland and immediately noticed Google’s convenience in making mundane tasks…

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Babson San Francisco

Week 7: SF Summer Venture Program

All 11 teams at Babson San Francisco are building momentum and preparing for the August 4th Venture Showcase! This week, we had two *Hot Seats* and speakers Brad Kondracki and Mike Pestana from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati (WSGR) and CiCi MacDonald from Chew on this Storytelling. We also had special guest Will Lamb, Dean of Babson’s…

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Babson San Francisco

Week 6: SF Summer Venture Program

This week, we had several special guests @ Babson San Francisco including: Debi Kleiman, Executive Director of the Blank Center, Kathleen Utecht, Babson alum and managing partner @ Core Innovation Capital, and Stuart Goldstein, Babson alum and managing partner of Samuel Goldstein and Co (Certified Public Accountants).  Debi moderated a fireside chat with Kathleen, a VC who…

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Andres Valencia

5 Lessons from co-founding and co-running a High Growth Non Profit: Science Clubs Colombia

Early in 2015, I had the luck and the privilege to have been invited to co-found and launch the Colombian chapter of Science Clubs, a non-profit that provides access to high quality scientific education and inspires the next generation of STEM professionals, with the goal of triggering a scientific revolution that could socially and economically…

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Babson San Francisco

Week 5: SF Summer Venture Program

We’re halfway into Summer Venture Program and our teams are collaborating and reaching milestones! In terms of programming, we had a talk from two Babson alums, Ben Narasin, partner @ Canvas Ventures and Ian Thiel, Head of Product @ Optimizely, we had another *Hot Seat,* and we volunteered with NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship). We were also fortunate to…

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2016 Babson Summer Venture Showcase Wellesley

15 startups will share their stories and present their business ventures. Join us on Thursday, July 28 in Olin Auditorium for this year’s Summer Venture Showcase! Our teams from the Summer Venture Program Wellesley cohort will present their accomplishments, we hope to see you there! Register now >> https://2016babsonsvpwellesley.eventbrite.com Registration opens at 1pm, opening remarks/presentations…

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Babson San Francisco

Week 4: SF Summer Venture Program

Lot’s of happenings @ Babson San Francisco! We had a very eventful week including 3 all star speakers Elliott Adams (Customer Development), Armando Biondi (Growth Strategies), and Dwight Gertz (Decisions), our 5th *Hot Seat*, a Gari focus group, office hours with mentors, and we celebrated IdaRose’s birthday! Elliott, one of our SVP advisors, gave an overview of the business…

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How to Deal With the Unexpected

What happens to a business when an unexpected obstacle occurs? To emulate what could happen in starting a new venture, Stephen Brand, co-director of Wellesley’s Summer Venture Program, facilitated an “enterprise game” for participants of the Wellesley cohort several weeks ago. The participants were divided into groups and were tasked with creating a new venture…

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