Tag: Food Entrepreneurship

Michael Chmura

Babson Offers First Graduate School Elective On Food Entrepreneurship

Babson’s new graduate school offering, Food Entrepreneurship, is a highly experiential intensive MBA elective that will focus on the anatomy of the food entrepreneur’s journey from initial idea and course-setting through to meaningful survey of market landscapes and new venture strategy. Course materials and assigned readings are drawn from five years of firsthand research in…

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Rachel Greenberger

Eating, Educating and Entrepreneuring this October 25-26

It’s been another epic year for food. Concerns about food waste have finally reached the mainstream radar. Investments in new food delivery models continue to rollercoaster. Debates on the intersections of agriculture and technology persist. Big food brands are establishing food labs and investment arms. The battles over GMO labeling and turning the Farm Bill…

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Rachel Greenberger

The Power of Slow Growth

Grow slow is not a term (or mindset) often associated with entrepreneurs. The lore surrounding the lifestyle suggests that they are high-octane, brazen, impatient, and erratic: “Move fast and break things” à la Mark Zuckerberg. But as Senior Fellow at Food Sol Bob Burke will tell you sixteen ways to Sunday (and did once again…

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Accelerator: Food Entrepreneurship

With resources like FoodSol on campus, it is no surprise that there are so many food entrepreneurs at Babson. There are many common themes we hear from food entrepreneurs in the Butler Venture Accelerator: how do I find a commercial kitchen? How can I get my food product on the shelf? What steps do I…

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Babson Hatchery

The Value of a MVP

The following post is from Diego Pacheco M’16, founder of Cociel, a fall 2015 hatchery business. Hi my name is Diego Pacheco a second year in the two year MBA of 2016. Since I was 12 years old I started coding websites, designing and start selling services to my family & friends. Years after, I…

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Rachel Greenberger

Contextualizing Food Entrepreneur Questions Series

Food Sol supports food entrepreneurship in all its forms – from food product and service startups, across the full industry spectrum, to eater entrepreneurship: the notion that by wallet and plate, anyone who eats can contribute to shaping and influencing the future of food. Plenty of media has covered food entrepreneurship in its obvious manifestations—detailing…

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Brass Tacks Training for Food Entrepreneurs

At Food Sol, we ask constantly: what do food entrepreneurs need? Responses orbit the same basic pillars: access to highly-networked mentors and guides; relevant expertise and specialized service; and practical, actionable data. If you are a natural or specialty food or beverage entrepreneur, you can find all of that at Natural Products Consulting’s bi-annual sales,…

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