Living Entrepreneurship

Yerim Kim

Past Rocket Pitch Participants: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part II)

Andres Valencia M’15, a founder of GoBag, shared his experience in participating at Rocket Pitch. GoBag is a producer of flexible water bottle that can be folded. GoBag provides you a cool way to wear your water. Valencia participated in 2013 Summer Venture Program and 2013 Rocket Pitch. Valencia came up with this idea around…

Living Entrepreneurship

Rachel Kim

Accelerator Adviser Profile Part I: Andrew Corbett

We are featuring profiles of our Butler Venture Accelerator advisers. Check back for updates! Professor Andrew Corbett is all about cognitive aspect in business. His research is based on how people think and learn and how they find new opportunities based on their skills. He is currently a professor in the Entrepreneurship Division and faculty…

Living Entrepreneurship

Yerim Kim

Identifying Customer Needs and Prototyping

On October 6th, the Butler Venture Accelerator had a workshop on identifying customer needs and prototyping. This workshop aimed to help entrepreneurs to learn how to generate new business ideas based on customer needs. Participants created a simple prototype of a wallet. In the process, participants interviewed their “customer,” created a simple prototype and pitched…

Faculty & Leadership

mchmura

Professor Candida Brush Receives Karl Vesper Entrepreneurship Pioneer Award

Babson Entrepreneurship Division Chair and Professor Candida Brush has received the Karl Vesper Entrepreneurship Pioneer Award. The Vesper award is given each year in conjunction with the Experiential Classroom to an individual who epitomizes the concept of an ‘academic entrepreneur’ — a person who with passion and perseverance has enabled entrepreneurship to expand both in…

Living Entrepreneurship

What To Do With a Really Big Idea

Entrepreneurs have ideas, sometimes lots of ideas. But how do you get from idea, to an actual business opportunity? Oftentimes many entrepreneurs think they have a great idea, create the product/service, but don’t think about the other dimensions of the business. On October 2, the Butler Venture Accelerator had a lunch and learn session on…

News & Announcements

mchmura

ZOOS Greek Iced Teas Among 26 MassChallenge 2014 Finalists

ZOOS Greek Iced Teas is among the 26 MassChallenge 2014 Finalists. ZOOS, founded by Niari Keverian M’12 and Kristina Tsipouras, is a first-to-market, all natural, real brewed, caffeine free, ready-to-drink Greek Iced Tea that is Yia-Yia approved! See live pitches from the top 26 startups and a showcase of all 128 MassChallenge finalists, and over…

Living Entrepreneurship

Daniel Qualls

Sales for Startups or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Vaporware

First, the long title of this blog post (and GIF above) are taken from the 1964 Stanley Kubrick film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. This post has nothing to do with Stanley Kubrick or nuclear war, but I thought “stop worrying and love vaporware” was a perfect…

Undergraduate

Brenda Kostyk

Mid-Semester Recalibration

  Over this brisk Columbus Day weekend, my family and I escaped to the Maine woods – our treasured place to unplug, reconnect, and let the Maine outdoors do its magic.  As I wake up to chilly temperatures this morning, and look out across the pond to rust oranges, muted yellows, and spiked evergreens, summer…

Living Entrepreneurship

What To Do While Exploring

It’s been a couple weeks since we notified our first batch of Accelerator participants about what stage they’ll start out in the Butler Venture Accelerator. Many, like you, may be exploring various ideas and not sure what to do next. Cindy Klein Marmer, advisor to the Explore stage of the Accelerator, hosted a “Welcome to…

Undergraduate

Brian Hickey

Getting to Know Babson’s Dean Ward

Babson College continues to attract talented and innovative leaders, with the addition of Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Lawrence Ward.  According to the Babson profile, Dean Ward’s role “provides strategic direction and senior management for a range of programs, services, and systems that support students’ academic, social, intellectual, and cultural development…