Tag: Graduate

Ziyan Liu

2017 SVP Startup Profile: Magnomer

Founders: Ravish Majithia, PhD, MBA’18: Founder and CXO; Vishal Salian, PhD: Cofounder and CTO What’s Magnomer? Magnomer uses cradle-to-cradle principles to redesign plastic packaging for better recyclability. We redesign plastic packaging by adding visual functional magnetizable elements which complement brand designs and enable capture and recovery from waste streams. Watch our video!: What is the…

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Ziyan Liu

2017 SVP Startup Profile: BioStructures

Founders: Chad Caisse MBA’18, Co-Founder Gus Barber MBA’18, Co-Founder What’s BioStructures? We believe that the key to success in business is to take care of the comfort, safety, and health of your workforce. At BioStructures we build state-of-the-art safety boots custom designed to accommodate each wearer’s individual needs, and we work with construction and manufacturing…

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Ziyan Liu

2017 SVP Startup Profile: Wanku

Founders: Juan Giraldo MBA’18: Co-founder & CEO Nicolás Estrella: Co-founder & CMO What’s Wanku? Wanku is bringing a delicious herbal infusion known as the ‘healing water’ that has been consumed for centuries in the Andes Mountains because of its health properties. What is the story behind your startup? 7 months ago me (Juan) and my…

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Ziyan Liu

2017 SVP Startup Profile: Cathexis

Founders John Whelan MBA’18, Co-Founder Simon Kohnstamm MBA’18, Co-Founder What’s Cathexis Labs? Cathexis Labs uses emerging technologies to change the way that food reaches consumers in order to reduce food waste. What is the story behind your startup? John’s passionate about food, and Simon’s an avid environmentalist/techie. Together we want to change the world and…

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Emily Denoble

Hostel Point: Past Summer Venture Program Participants: Where Are They Now? (2017 Series: Part 4)

When you travel to a new country and stay in a hostel, you probably don’t know what to expect from the experience. Will your roommates be yoga fanatics or would they rather go bungee jumping? This uncertainty is what drove Leonardo Robligio to create Hostel Point, Co. This in-house social platform allows guests to communicate…

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Babson Hatchery

Many Paths to Entrepreneurship

The following post is from David Mungai MBA’17, co-founder of Newton Tree Capital, a spring 2017 hatchery business. Newton Tree Capital is a search fund that is looking for an established and successful small business to acquire and operate. In Olin Hall there is a big banner that says “Entrepreneurs Of All Kinds,” meaning we…

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Emily Denoble

How 2 Engage with the Media

Babson College’s Public Relations (PR) team stopped by the Blank Center to share their tips for interesting the media in your business and how to handle it when they are. Babson’s PR team works specifically for “earned media” by providing media outlets with great Babson-related stories. Their techniques are applicable to businesses at every stage.…

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Babson Hatchery

Setting the Road to Succeed

The following post is from Juan Giraldo MBA’18, co-founder of Wanku – Healthy Tradition, a spring 2017 hatchery business. WANKU is an ancestral and refreshing herbal infusion made out of more than 20 medicinal herbs and aromatic flowers from the Andes. WANKU sources 100% organic ingredients directly from Andean smallholder farmers at fair trade prices. When…

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Emily Denoble

How 2 Raise a Seed Round

The Blank Center recently had the pleasure of hosting Adam Martel M’17 and Rich Palmer M’16 of Gravyty, a firm that helps nonprofits raise more money and build better relationships with donors. In the last year, Gravyty raised a seed round and returned to campus to help Babson startups to do the same. One of…

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Babson Hatchery

Developer Options

The following post is from Sean O’Neill MBA’18, founder of Hangout, a spring 2017 hatchery business. Hangout is making hangovers history, one shot at a time Like many young entrepreneurs, when I started my first company I was basically flying by the seat of my pants. Not only had I never started a business before,…

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