Tag: Social Entrepreneurship

Shannon Sweeny

The Association of Latino Professionals for America Appoints Babson Student Josuel Plasencia ’17 as First Student Director

The Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) has appointed Josuel Plasencia ’17 as the first Student Director on the ALPFA Board of Directors. In accordance with ALPFA’s by-laws, and to ensure that student members’ interests and concerns receive even greater consideration, Plasencia was selected as the Student Member Director at the May 13 board meeting. He…

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Shannon Sweeny

Babson Student Business Aims to Bring Shoes to the World

Greensole, a Babson graduate student business making a social impact by recycling discarded shoes and creating comfortable footwear for communities in need, is looking to scale up through an Indiegogo campaign this month. Greensole is founded by Babson graduate student, Shriyans Bhandari MS’16 and Ramesh Dhami. In 2016, Greensole hit their milestone of helping 10,000…

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Josuel Plasencia

Ashoka U: The Social Entrepreneurship Conference

By way of introduction, my name is Josuel Plasencia and I am a junior at Babson College. I am passionate about inclusive leadership and strategic consulting. I express my interest in inclusive leadership by running Project 99 (99leaders.org) along Yulkendy Valdez and Paulina Zarate (both juniors at Babson). Project 99 is incubating the new face…

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Vicky Keller

Entrepreneurship Fellowship: Venture for America

-Written by Brian Hickey, Venture for America Fellow, Babson College Class of 2015  The Babson experience emphasizes the value and importance of being surrounded by talented, inspiring, and motivated people. Above all, Babson highlights entrepreneurship as a means to create social and economic value. While many Babson students pursue traditional career opportunities, there are an…

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Michael Chmura

Brush, Feinman Among Speakers at Tabor Academy’s Graboys Leadership Symposium

Vice Provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Candy Brush and InnerCity Weightlifting founder Jon Feinman M’10 were among the speakers at Tabor Academy’s third annual Graboys Leadership Symposium on October 20, 2015. The “event provides the opportunity for our school community to take a whole day to focus on the skills and ideas necessary to be…

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Akeem Allen

Twenty-Five new Entrepreneurs

My ties to South Africa have been established far before I was offered an internship at Wits Business School. For my first two trips to the country, I have had the privilege of volunteering in Mamelodi—a black township in Pretoria East. As a part of The Mamelodi Initiative, a community-based youth education and empowerment organization,…

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Cheryl Kiser

2014 Year in Review

By Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director of The Lewis Institute and Babson Social Innovation Lab The end of another year is in sight; a time to pause and reflect upon the work we’ve done here at The Lewis Institute and Babson Social Innovation Lab. The shifts we’ve seen in the broader business community around creating social…

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The Lewis Institute

MindSnack: The Power of Together

Every once in a while it is just great to STOP and have a MindSnack. Small doses of meaningful diversions for mental energy… We at the Lewis Institute believe in the power of together: individuals thrive, and their needs are better met, within empowered collaborative communities. And when trying to address societal dilemmas through entrepreneurship,…

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