Tag: Funding

The Art of Investor Empathy: How 2 Raise Money

Across all industries and sectors, funding is the lifeblood of growing ventures. But for most first-time founders, raising money beyond the initial friends and family round is an intimidating process. How do founders know they’re taking the “right money” at the right time?  Members of the Babson community found answers to their questions about funding…

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The Triple Bottom Line Revolution

As of Accepted Student’s Day, I’ve heard Babson’s emphasis on the triple bottom line—that businesses not only have to make a profit, but it is just as critical that they’re good for the people and the planet as well. When I was applying to Forager this summer, I was excited at the prospect of working…

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Brianna Radicioni

Two Babson Alumni Businesses to Appear on ‘Meet the Drapers’—a New TV Show Turning Viewers into Investors

Well-known Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper, and his similarly-famed VC father and daughter, have launched a new television show lauded as the “kinder, gentler version of Shark Tank.” As part of this new series, the Draper family will capitalize on the rise of equity crowdfunding by giving viewers the opportunity to invest in the…

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Antonette Ho

#How2Tuesday: How 2 Raise a Seed Round

Our last #How2Tuesday of the semester is on Tuesday, November 28 at 5pm in the Blank Center Televideo Room: How to Raise a Seed Round with David Chang! Join David Chang, entrepreneur, angel investor, and director of the Summer Venture Program, for a practical session on how to pitch and land your first investors. David…

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D Coley

Tips for raising money for your startup while in college

There have been many articles written about college students raising money for their startups while in school. Some investors are totally against the idea, while others welcome youth entrepreneurship and the innovation that it can spur. If you are one of the young entrepreneurs raising money for your startups, here are a few tips: Seek…

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Antonette Ho

What Are Investors Looking For?

As fundraising is an area that entrepreneurs often have questions about, the Summer Venture Program invited three investors to share their side of the story. We were privileged to have Natalie Bartlett of General Catalyst/Rough Draft Ventures; Ziad Moukheiber, CEO of Boston Harbor Angels; and Jason Frishman, Founder of NetCapital provide their insights. The three…

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Antonette Ho

How to Raise a Seed Round

Being an entrepreneur and angel investor himself, Summer Venture Program director David Chang has seen both sides of the fundraising process. As part of “fundraising week” at SVP, David hosted a session for participants covering the basics of fundraising and tactics. David started the session by sharing the different sources of capital. The ones we…

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Antonette Ho

Raising Money

The Summer Venture Program (SVP) was fortunate to have Les Charm, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneur, visit Workbar Boston mid-July. A beloved faculty member, Les has taught graduate students and executives from all over the world. Aside from teaching, Les has had years of experience being on boards of companies. Through his own experiences, Les has…

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Antonette Ho

3 Important Things I Learned from Early Stage VCs Today

The following post is from Debi Kleiman, Executive Director of The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship. Talk about learning from the best! Today in Babson’s MIS3615 Tech Entrepreneurship Bootcamp we were fortunate to have three top Boston-based venture capitalists come to class and share their insights on tech entrepreneurship. I honestly wish we had…

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Babson Hatchery

Perseverance and Raising Capital

The following post is from Michael Vega-Sanz ’19, co-founder of Lula, a fall 2016 hatchery business. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs, Co-Founder of Apple When word got around that my brother and I raised $200,000 in a four week span…

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