Living Entrepreneurship

Abby Speicher

The Power of Experimentation for DARTdrones

Babson professors tell their students that we need to learn by trial and error, by asking for feedback, and by conducting small experiments. Learning this in class is one thing, but actually building a business model based on small experiments is another. Working in the Hatchery this summer showed me first hand that experimenting and…

Living Entrepreneurship

Yerim Kim

Lessons from Serial Entrepreneur Ben Fischman

On July 15th, Summer Venture Program participants went on a field trip to MassChallenge. The 2014 SVP cohort had the pleasure of listening to Ben Fischman share his story. Fischman is a serial entrepreneur and business executive. Fischman was the founder and CEO of Lids Corporation, an exclusive sports retailer, and Rue La La, a…

Undergraduate

Hannah Moriggi

President Healey Takes Babson168 Global

Three months ago at Babson168, the entire campus and community celebrated admitted students by bringing the Class of 2018 to campus. Throughout the course of the day, admitted students and families explored the many ways you can define your Babson experience. Each week at Babson is made up of 168 hour sand many of our…

Living Entrepreneurship

Yerim Kim

The First Steps to Entrepreneurial Sales – Takeaways from SVP Alum Matias Sevi’12

On July 10th, Summer Venture Program alum Matias Sevi’12 spoke with the 2014 cohort and shared his way of exploring entrepreneurial opportunities. In addition to participating in SVP in 2012, Sevi won the first alumni track of the B.E.T.A. Challenge in 2013 for his venture MandaSeguro.com. Sevi pointed out the importance of being attentive to the opportunities…

News & Announcements

Past Summer Venture Program Participants: Where Are They Now? (2014 Series: Part 3)

Ronald Diep ’15 comes from a family business. His parents own a boutique store selling Hawaiian products in Honolulu. Since he was young, Diep was always involved in the shop. When Diep came to Babson for his undergraduate degree, he wanted to take his family’s business to the next level. He became part of the…

News & Announcements

Past Summer Venture Program Participants: Where Are They Now? (2014 Series: Part 2)

When Lei Wang M’13 started the Summer Venture Program in 2012 with his venture PhotoOil, he had a basic network of artists back home in China, but was unsure whether his concept would actually work. The Summer Venture Program provided an opportunity for Wang to focus on his business fulltime and take his opportunity to…

Faculty & Leadership

Babson Global CEO Shahid Ansari Keynotes International Congress

Professor Shahid Ansari, CEO of Babson Global, delivered the keynote at International Congress on Education, Innovation and Learning Technologies in Barcelona on July 16,, 2014. Prof. Ansari spoke on “Growing Entrepreneurs: The Babson Way.” Palau de Congressos de Catalunya will host the I Catalunya Emprèn Congress, a meeting point for thousands of entrepreneurs seeking financing, businesspeople looking…

News & Announcements

Undergraduate GAP Students Launch FME Businesses

The 2017 GAP class recently launched their FME businesses at Barefoot Park. Babson’s GAP (Grow, Achieve, Prepare) enrollment option grants incoming students the ability to explore their passions, while participating in a GAP semester.  To abide to the traditional four-year graduation track, these students take a semester’s worth of classes during the summer. As a…

Living Entrepreneurship

Yerim Kim

Lessons Learned from SVP Alum Ramón Salinas M’12

On July 8th, Summer Venture Program alum Ramón Salinas M’12 visited the 2014 cohort to share his takeaways from participating in the program and his entrepreneurial journey. Prior to coming to Babson for his MBA, Salinas had experiences in startups and had taught in Universidad de los Andes for several years. Like other SVP participants, Salinas…

News & Announcements

Past Summer Venture Program Participants: Where Are They Now? (2014 Series: Part 1)

In 2013, Hans Homberger M’14 participated in the Summer Venture Program with his venture, FourthWheel Coffee. Leveraging his family’s coffee plantations in El Salvador, Homberger found a way to bring fresh coffee beans to consumers in the U.S.A. within five days of being roasted. When he entered SVP, all Homberger had was his family’s unroasted…