News & Announcements

Babson Entrepreneur Adam Hollander ‘05 Secures Seed Financing for FantasySalesTeam

ATX Seed Ventures and Central Texas Angel Network lead seed round that will be used to accelerate marketing, sales and customer support. FantasySalesTeam, which helps companies of all sizes run more engaging and higher performing sales contests, has closed on $640,000 in seed financing, funded by ATX Seed Ventures, the Central Texas Angel Network, Marvel…

Living Entrepreneurship

Alexis Ierardi

DON’T FALL FOR SCAMS: 5 TIPS FOR SUCCESS

Entrepreneurs of all kinds need to be wary of scams in every aspect of their lives and businesses. Scams and cons can come through channels most often seen as flashing advertisements and urgent emails, but we do not always expect them to be on the other side of the table in a nice suit. Keep…

News & Announcements

Babson College PR

Community Message: 2014 Commencement Speakers & Honorary Degree Recipients

This is a copy of a message President Kerry Healey emailed to the on-campus community on March 27, 2014. Dear Babson Community Members: I’m pleased to announce the outstanding Honorary Degree Candidates and speakers who will join us on campus to celebrate our 2014 undergraduate and graduate Commencement exercises: Tory Burch, CEO and designer of…

Living Entrepreneurship

Marissa Goldstein

Profile of a WINner: Brittany Lo

I recently sat down with one of the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab’s participants, Brittany Lo ‘14 to discuss her business, B.Lo Bar. An accomplished and ambitious senior at Babson College, Brittany is currently competing in EDENS Retail Challenge, where the best up-and-coming entrepreneurs pitch their retail concepts to compete for prize money. Tell me…

Faculty & Leadership

Building Entrepreneurial Cultures

What do the  Goldman Sachs Builders + Innovators Summit,  Zappos, and Babson College have in common:  A shared  mission of building entrepreneurial cultures. I was honored and excited to again attend the annual Goldman Sachs Builders + Innovators Summit, this time held at Dove Mountain in Tuscon.  For this event GS gathers up 100 entrepreneurs (both…

Living Entrepreneurship

Are you an Adviser or Decision-Maker?

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night and asked yourself, “Can I really do this?” I have had countless sleepless nights that go something like…It’s 4:09am and I jolt out of bed in a cold sweat wondering if I have what it takes to launch my own company. My name is…

Living Entrepreneurship

Action tank hosted by CWEL and Lewis Institute

ACTION TANK- FOOD ENTREPRENEURS On April 23, Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) and the Lewis Institute for Social Innovation hosted a unique event that emphasized Babson’s Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®. They called the event ‘Action Tank’. The unique concept of this event was that four food entrepreneurs presented a unique business problem that…

Living Entrepreneurship

What is Social Media?

Social media has become an indispensable part of our personal lives. Counting all of its members, Facebook is the third largest country in the world next to China and India. Every second two new members join LinkedIn which in total is equal to the entire enrollment of the Ivy League Universities. Social media not only…

Living Entrepreneurship

Alex Goldman

An Entrepreneur’s Attempt to Define Entrepreneurship

In the spirit of Babson’s “Define a word, Redefine the World” campaign to change the global perception of entrepreneurship, I am going to give my own attempt at defining it based on my experience to date with my startup Terravia. First, a little background about Terravia. Terravia aims to provide a creative booking platform that…

Living Entrepreneurship

The first semester of 88 acres

Launching a company while in business school is an awesome idea – don’t wait to do it after you graduate.  The resources that have been at our disposal are nothing short of extraordinary – professors have been genuinely interested and willing to help, class projects have allowed us to fine tune our business plan, presentations…