Tag: Social Value

Emily Denoble

Social Impact: Market Imperative, Market Opportunity

At the 2017 Babson Entrepreneurship Forum, the closing event was a panel titled “Social Impact: Market Imperative, Market Opportunity.” Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director of the Lewis Institute, introduced the session. “The theme of the Babson Entrepreneurship Forum is to make an impact. This panel will explore ecosystems that support socially-focused ventures. A startup’s connection to…

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Antonette Ho

Babson Social Innovation Summit

The following post is from Marvin Tarawally ’17. The second annual Babson Social Innovation Summit took place on April 7th and 8th, and successfully convened thought leaders from academia, intergovernmental organizations, non-profits, established companies, and startups. The Babson Social Innovation Summit was organized to stimulate Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® for the United Nations Sustainable Development…

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Ziyan Liu

Celebrating Achievements in Entrepreneurial Thought and Action

On Wednesday, April 13, the Blank Center co-hosted Babson Celebrating Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®. The event took place in Knight Auditorium, where Babson College recognized this year’s four Rising Stars, announced winners of the B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®) Challenge, and also recognized the 2016 Hall of Fame honoree Eric G. Johnson ’72, P’08,…

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Antonette Ho

Jon Carson’s Story

On March 4, the Blank Center hosted Jon Carson ’79 for Founder Friday. Jon is a serial entrepreneur: one of his most well-known ventures being BiddingForGood (BFG) which created an entirely new category of shopping, charitable commerce. Bidding for Good was acquired by FrontStream in July 2015. Jon is currently on his fifth venture, and through…

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Antonette Ho

Founder Friday with Jon Carson

The Blank Center’s Founder Friday series is continuing this week with Jon Carson ’79! Jon is the founder of BiddingForGood (BFG) which created an entirely new category of shopping, charitable commerce. BFG changed the way charity auction events are run, helping to raise over $300m for worthy causes while creating a charitable commerce marketplace with…

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Babson Hatchery

Six Insights To Being an Entrepreneur

The following post is from Hanson Grant ’16, founder of Think Board, a fall 2015 hatchery business. So you want to be an entrepreneur, great! But first, what is your rational behind this decision? Are you searching for freedom, flexibility, or following a passion? If so, this is a great place to start. Most people…

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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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Babson Hatchery

Entrepreneurial Spirit

The following post is from Akeem Allen ’17, founder of CREED , a spring 2015 hatchery business. In 1985, Steve Mariotti founded the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship; an entrepreneurship education program targeted toward low-income youth in inner-city areas all across the United States. Since its inception, NFTE has been able to impact over half a…

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Shatiek

In the Midst of the Storm

This has been quite the winter, to say the very least. What did I sign up for when I decided to attend college in the Northeast: Boston has seen a record-breaking amount of snowfall, and Babson College had a total of 4.5 snow days over the course of three consecutive weeks! Even while the snow…

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Antonette Ho

Babson Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

Today marks the start of Babson’s fifth celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Since our first GEW on campus, we’ve grown the number of activities and initiatives on campus immensely. Our events on/off campus are part of the thousands of events in 140+ countries celebrating innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity during GEW. In its eighth year,…

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