Tag: Food Entrepreneurship

Rachel Greenberger

Gene Baur Visits Babson

In early August, an Idaho federal district judge struck down the state’s ag-gag law, which criminalized undercover photography or filming inside industrial feedlots and slaughterhouses. What most captured my attention about this was the judge’s argument that it violated the First Amendment because “food production is not a private matter.” A court’s decision to place…

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Rachel Greenberger

How Eater Entrepreneurs Learn at Babson

This month, I taught in Babson’s Summer Study For High School students from all over the world. As always, my topic was ‘food entrepreneurship’, tailored to fit into the rhythm of their five-week program. We opened with a discussion of mindful eating (‘mindfulness’ having been a central theme of the Babson Social Innovation Lab team’s…

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Just Ask

By Jennifer Odera, Babson MBA 2015 and founder of T&Co. As a first time entrepreneur working on a food business, I often find myself having big, audacious requests that I have to temper out and stage for my audience. (I’ve always believed, “your dreams aren’t big enough if they don’t scare you” ) In fact,…

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Business and Culinary Inspiration at SFFS

By Gisela Macedo, Babson MBA 2015 and founder of Gisela Treats. Last week the Summer Fancy Food Show was held in NY. As a food entrepreneur, I couldn’t be more excited – for I knew, from previous experiences, it could be an amazing opportunity to meet and greet potential suppliers, clients and people that could…

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Food Sol at the Summer Fancy Food Show

Today concludes this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show. Held each June in New York, the Show is hosted by the Specialty Food Association, which offers industry-wide research and forecasting, as well as educational programs and business development support to food entrepreneurs and emergent brands. This year, Food Sol was able to offer a Premium Pass…

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Yerim Kim

Starting a Food Business

Annie Feldman M’16 and Marla Feldman, co-founders of EnerChi Bites, recently hosted a peer to peer session for the Butler Venture Accelerator. They shared their lessons learned from founding EnerChi Bites. EnerChi Bites is an emerging snack food company producing a healthy, tasty snack that comes in bite-sized portions. The Feldman sisters’ idea started as…

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Cheryl Kiser

T Minus 6 Days to Babson Food Day

As the count down to the 4th Annual Babson Food Day begins, I am smiling all over thinking about how this spirited and absolutely delicious event has taken root over the years. Part of the nationwide Food Day movement, Babson Food Day is designed to be open, accessible, inspiring and relevant to everyone. Though we…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Emily Lagasse

This interview was originally published on Examiner. Emily Lagasse is a total Babson entrepreneur: last year, she was a member of the Summer Venture Program, Women Innovation Now (WIN) Lab, and took the 2013 prize at Boston’s Women Business Conference Female Entrepreneurship Challenge. She’s also a food entrepreneur… just not for people. Emily is feeding…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Blonde Beauchamp

This interview was originally published on Examiner.com. Babson food entrepreneurs were out in force at Mass Innovation Nights Foodie Edition last month: Alex Kravetz of CogniTea; Annie Feldman of Enerchi Bites; Octavia Costea of Spreads & Beyond. Also there was Blonde Beauchamp of The Craic and Blonde. Blonde’s energy is infectious, and she’s managed to…

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