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SVP Week 8: Developing Entrepreneurial Resilience

The entrepreneurial journey is filled with ups and downs as ventures work towards their launches and generate early traction. As SVP entrepreneur Joshua Hong shared with us in an interview, “The entrepreneur’s marathon is never a straight line, but a zig zag filled with pivots.” During their time in the Summer Venture Program, many of…

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2019 SVP Startup Profile: Zapp! FinTech

Joshua Hong ‘21 is an entrepreneur on a mission, striving to eliminate the economic inefficiencies of loose change through his venture Zapp! FinTech. Zapp is one of the innovative startups presenting at our Summer Venture Showcase on Thursday, July 25 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. I spoke with Joshua about the development of…

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2019 SVP Startup Profile: Yad

Babson SVP venture Yad’s line of mugs and pillows add a splash of color to any room. And just in time for the dog days of summer, they have a line of beach towels as well! But did you know that Yad is making a major social impact in Guatemala? The colorful works of art…

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2019 SVP Startup Profile: Growth Cave

Does your business have a presence on Facebook? Did you know that you could bring significant sales traffic to your business through Facebook advertising? SVP participant Lucas Lee-Tyson ‘20 was able to create an entire business of his own by teaching other businesses how to do just that, founding Growth Cave. Recently I met with…

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SVP Week 5: Gearing Up for Future Growth

During the early stages of their ventures, founders are faced with many choices that could have implications down the road. It can be easy to make decisions that benefit business growth in the short term, but seriously stifle the long-term success and flexibility of the venture, especially in regards to pursuing funding and initially structuring…

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2019 SVP Startup Profile: Porté Bags

To kick off our series of Summer Venture Program startup profiles, I recently sat down with Elia Innamorati ‘20, founder and head designer of Porté Bags. Porté’s makeup bags are made for neatly storing and transporting cosmetics and jewelry. With customizable compartments and dividers created especially for storing makeup products, as well as two removable…

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Alexandra Dunk

Strategic Selling for Startups

Pitching and selling: what’s the difference? While they are both important in the life of a startup, they are actually very different and require distinct skill sets. On June 12 and 13, Kate Merritt, owner of KMP Consulting, took some of the Summer Venture Program teams through an intensive B2B Sales Training workshop to help…

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Babson Hatchery

Moving to Social Media: Updates from the Hatcheries

Through the Butler Launch Pad, the Blank Center awards graduate and undergraduate student entrepreneurs access to professional and semiprivate workspace to grow their businesses. Known as the hatcheries, these spaces encourage ideation and collaboration. In a series of blog posts, this semester’s hatchery teams will go beyond the four walls of their offices and share their…

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SVP Week 4: Perfecting their Pitches

Imagine: you have developed a groundbreaking new product or service, but you only have one minute in line at Starbucks or in a crowded elevator to explain it to your dream client. Would you be able to make a great first impression for your venture? This scenario is far more common than you’d imagine, so…

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