Tag: Entrepreneurship

D Coley

Lessons from the subway

On my first day riding the subway, from Columbia University to the Evol8tion office in midtown Manhattan, I chose to pass the time by reading Richard Branson ‘s autobiography: Losing My Virginity (a must read.) Mid-ride I was abruptly interrupted by a loud confident voice. “Excuse me ladies and gentlemen,” A teen of thirteen or…

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Kelsey Choi

Communication Leads to Great Collaboration

Communication was one of the most important skills for success at WGBH. WGBH is a very open company, where employees from one department will often communicate and work with employees in other departments. Fortunately, there are strong communication systems in place. The most important are digital collaborative spaces and communication platforms which are confluence, jira,…

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Gathering Intelligence

Through the Butler Venture Accelerator, we meet with a lot of students and alumni with many entrepreneurial ideas. One of the key steps that any entrepreneur needs to make to turn their idea into an opportunity is to gather market intelligence. Market intelligence is what entrepreneurs use to make decisions. During the Summer Venture Program,…

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Akeem Allen

3 Unexpected Internship Abroad Lessons

For the past three months, South Africa has been home. Living in my own flat, looking after myself, working in one city, and volunteering in another, I have gained unexpected insights through unexpected experiences. These are reflective of my internship with Wits Business School, volunteering with the Mamelodi Initiative, and establishing relationships that I wouldn’t…

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Kelsey Choi

An Experience with Setbacks and Frustration

Dealing with setbacks and mistakes in day to day life can be frustrating, but can be even worse if it happens at work. In R&D, many projects succeed easily and others become a long process of facing bottlenecks and technical difficulties. Like the entrepreneurial process, the projects and new products start off as ideas, then…

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Creating a Capital Campaign for Raising Money

Investors hear lots of pitches and read through many business plans – daily. How do you make your venture stand out? Summer Venture Program adviser David Lopez hosted a session for the 2015 cohort on how to create a capital campaign for raising money. Creating a capital campaign is a good process to go through…

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Kelsey Choi

Always be Flexible, Always be Ready

Flexibility is a key to success. As an intern working in Research and Development in an innovative public media company such as WGBH, I am asked to complete a wide range of tasks and given the opportunity to voice my thoughts and ideas for new products and projects. I am often excited to be at…

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Akeem Allen

Twenty-Five new Entrepreneurs

My ties to South Africa have been established far before I was offered an internship at Wits Business School. For my first two trips to the country, I have had the privilege of volunteering in Mamelodi—a black township in Pretoria East. As a part of The Mamelodi Initiative, a community-based youth education and empowerment organization,…

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D Coley

Tips for networking

As an intern at Evol8tion, one of the best parts of my job was to attend events around New York City. My job was to write about the different events, the startups that attended the events, and find out more about the coolest companies I came across. Here’s a quick example. Attending startup related events…

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Advice from Babson Entrepreneur Chris Jacobs ’10

Although the Summer Venture Program (SVP) recently ended, there’s lots to reminiscence about from the past ten weeks. One of the most memorable parts of the program is the speakers that come in during “lunch and learn” sessions. This year the SVP participants had 20 lunch and learn sessions and discussions with leading entrepreneurs, investor…

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