Living Entrepreneurship

Accelerating Your Venture at Babson

With the recent rankings that Babson is #1 for entrepreneurship (U.S. News, The Princeton Review, Entrepreneur Magazine), it is no surprise that many students that come to Babson want to start, have or be part of an entrepreneurial venture. The Blank Center’s Butler Venture Accelerator supports and advances student entrepreneurial businesses in each phase of…

Living Entrepreneurship

Yerim Kim

Entrepreneurship Pictionary at Kids College, Babson Reunion & Homecoming

On September 20, the Blank Center participated in Kids College at the Babson Reunion and Homecoming. Butler Venture Accelerator prepared Pictionary game for Kids College and had a lot of fun with the kids. The Entrepreneurship Pictionary contained words related to Babson alumni’s startups. Here are the list of the words and facts in the…

Undergraduate

Brenda Kostyk

Meeting of the Minds — Engineering & Business

Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with the student leadership teams of Babson’s eTower and Olin’s Foundry, along with the Blank Center’s Cindy Klein-Marmer and Olin’s Suzanne Alcott.  Wow, what a group!  What entrepreneurial energy!    (And, if you haven’t checked out Olin’s campus center — its a great space with scrumptious food…

Undergraduate

Brian Hickey

Connect with the Boston Business Community!

I am excited to tell you about some great opportunities through a unique organization known as Greenhorn Connect. Greenhorn Connect helps build connections within the Boston entrepreneur ecosystem. The organization is working hard to engage students and provide opportunities for future entrepreneurs. You won’t want to miss the Student Dinners and the Greenhorn Summit. Student…

Living Entrepreneurship

Yerim Kim

Generating New Business Ideas: Empathy and Customer Focused Design

The idea is crucial in starting a business. The first Butler Venture Accelerator activity this year was a lunch and learn session on how to identify, refine ideas, move forward, while keeping customer design in mind. Great ideas often solve problems that are not our own. Usually the group of people that we solve problems…

Living Entrepreneurship

Five Mistakes Startups Make

Never a dull moment in the Blank Center! We have been gearing up for new and returning students looking to advance their entrepreneurial ventures through the Butler Venture Accelerator. The sixth year of the Summer Venture Program finished August 1, where we had 16 Babson businesses participating in SVP, a 10-week intensive experience designed to…

Undergraduate

Brian Hickey

Tips for the Class of 2018

Babson is buzzing again as students return to campus. With athletes already back on campus training, incoming first years starting their Babson experience at the end of this week, and upperclassmen returning in a week, campus will soon be back in full swing. As the Class of 2018 embarks on their Babson journey, I caught…

Living Entrepreneurship

Yerim Kim

Takeaways from SVP alum Sara Gragnolati M’10

Summer Venture Program alum Sara Gragnolati M’10, founder and CEO of Cocomama Foods, spoke with the 2014 cohort and shared her takeaways from founding venture. Gragnolati has 10+ years of experience in the natural products industry. Cocomama Foods uses ancient grains to create gluten free, nutritious, delicious, on-the-go foods. Gragnolati won the 2010 Douglass Competition,…

News & Announcements

Babson Startup Profile: Parlor Skis

What is your name and the name of your business? Mark Wallace M’14, Parlor Skis. What’s the mission or description of your business? Parlor is a New England based custom ski builder. Launched in Cambridge, Parlor offers a level of customer service, customization and performance that separates them from the traditional ski companies. Every ski…

News & Announcements

Babson Startup Profile: MommiesFirst

What is your name and the name of your business? My name is Lorena Scott, and I’m a member of the Babson Class of 1999. I am the founder of MommiesFirst (www.mommiesfirst.com). What’s the mission or description of your business? MommiesFirst is a monthly subscription service for expectant and new moms (and their babies). We…