Tag: social impact

Babson San Francisco

Week 4: SF Summer Venture Program

Lot’s of happenings @ Babson San Francisco! We had a very eventful week including 3 all star speakers Elliott Adams (Customer Development), Armando Biondi (Growth Strategies), and Dwight Gertz (Decisions), our 5th *Hot Seat*, a Gari focus group, office hours with mentors, and we celebrated IdaRose’s birthday! Elliott, one of our SVP advisors, gave an overview of the business…

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First Week at Hope and Comfort

Hi, my name is Rachel Green and I am working for Hope and Comfort, a non-profit in Newton, Massachusetts as a Strategy Intern over the summer.  At Babson, I am a rising Senior actively involved in Women Giving Back and The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership.  I am very excited to work with a non-profit…

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Babson San Francisco

Week 1: SF Summer Venture Program

On Monday May 23, we kicked off the 2016 Summer Venture Program in San Francisco! SF SVP Director, IdaRose Sylvester welcomed our 11 teams to the Bay Area and introduced the Silicon Valley mindset and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Afterward, we solved a team building puzzle and went bowling, which was a great opportunity to connect with each other…

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Emily Besen

Peace Corps to Entrepreneurial Career: What’s the connection?

“Once you have hitchhiked across Africa with ten bucks in your pocket, starting a business doesn’t seem too intimidating.” So said Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings when asked about how his experience in the Peace Corps influenced his career. Reed Hastings is just one example of the many Peace Corps volunteers who recall the experience…

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Brenda Kostyk

First Years Not Afraid to Tackle Pressing Social Issues

The Hult Prize Foundation is a start-up accelerator for budding young social entrepreneurs emerging from the world’s universities.  It is the largest student competition for social good.  The annual, year-long competition crowd-sources ideas from students after challenging them to solve a pressing social issue around topics such as food security, water access, energy, and education. Winners receive $1million in…

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The Lewis Institute

The Impact of MBA Impact Hour

By Ross Chesnick, Graduate student at Babson College. I caught a glimpse of the clock while sorting through the clutter of digital documents on my desktop. It was 4:30 PM on a Tuesday in late October. I slammed my laptop shut and pressed pause on the ever-demanding MBA pipeline of assignments and deadlines, and made…

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Brenda Kostyk

Might Summer be The Right Time?

With the coldest temps of the season (so far!) hitting us on campus last week, and torrential rains starting off this week, it’s the perfect time to start thinking of the warmer, sunnier months.  Wherever you are this winter break, I hope you are catching up on some well-deserved sleep, time with family and friends,…

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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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Akeem Allen

3 Unexpected Internship Abroad Lessons

For the past three months, South Africa has been home. Living in my own flat, looking after myself, working in one city, and volunteering in another, I have gained unexpected insights through unexpected experiences. These are reflective of my internship with Wits Business School, volunteering with the Mamelodi Initiative, and establishing relationships that I wouldn’t…

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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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