Tag: Entrepreneurship

2015 Summer Venture Program

This past Monday, May 18, the Butler Venture Accelerator kicked off its 2015 Summer Venture Program. The Summer Venture Program supports the most promising graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurs from Babson College, F.W. Olin College of Engineering, and Wellesley College. 15 teams were chosen to participate in the program each summer. For the next ten weeks,…

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San Francisco Alumni Club Monthly Spotlight: HigherMe

The San Francisco Alumni Club’s monthly spotlight on alumni businesses continues. Check back and read about more Babson startups! The following post is from Christa Ferguson M’15 of Parrot Foods. Founder’s Names, ages and graduation years: Evan Lodge (29) M’14  Head of Product Rob Hunter (30) M’14  CEO Industry: HR Tech / Vertical marketplace What…

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Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship Summit at Babson

We just wrapped up a tremendous Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship Summit here on campus from the Leonard A. Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship. 80 leaders in healthcare including one of our 2015 Social Innovator Award recipients Dr. Paul Farmer attended the day long summit. Everyone left the room inspired – we were honored and thrilled.…

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Building Your Team

Arjun Bhatnagar ’18 and Andrew Coca ’18 of Hey! HeadsUp (a Babson hatchery business) recently hosted a peer to peer session on building a team for the Butler Venture Accelerator. Hey! headsUp is an interactive service that schedules reminders onto another’s calendar or to-do list. As freshmen in Babson’s undergraduate program, Bhatnagar and Coca have grown their…

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An exploration of entrepreneurship education in Africa

On April 22nd, Akeem Allen ’17 of CREED and Marvin Tarawally ’17 of Students Making a Real Transformation (SMART) Liberia (formerly Student Reform Initiative) joined members of the Butler Venture Accelerator on their experience of spreading Entrepreneurship spirit in Africa. CREED was established in November of 2014 to provide education to broader education in Mamelodi…

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ThinkLite Named Top 30 Under 30 Business By Inc Readers

ThinkLite, cofounded by Dinesh Wadhwani ‘12, is Inc’s 2015 top 30 Under 30 business. The company supplies businesses with LED bulbs compatible with their existing infrastructure. According to Inc, “ThinkLite’s customers include large corporations such as AT&T, Boeing, Kodak, Men’s Wearhouse, Honeywell, and Dunkin’ Donuts, among others….Wadhwani says that ThinkLite is currently the only company…

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Inc Names 3 From Babson To 30 Under 30 List

Three businesses of Babson graduates – NatureBox, ThinkLite and Wanderu – are among Inc.’s 10th 30 Under 30 list members for 2015. “Our 2015 honorees are hacking how you sleep, shop, and listen to music. They’re making your shoes more comfortable, helping your kids learn more efficiently, providing loans for your business, and serving hearing-impaired…

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Leverage insights from payment data analytics

We are all aware that one of the key success drivers for startups is understanding and making the most out of the resources available. Having dived deep into the payment industry, Intelligent Payment Networks (IPN) team realized how valuable the insights gained from analyzing the business’s electronic payment processing could be the overall business decision-making…

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