Tag: Startups

Startup Tips from the Summer Venture Program

We’ve been busy gearing up for the start of the school semester and a new year for the Butler Venture Accelerator. The Butler Venture Accelerator provides resources including an entrepreneurial community, incubator work space, mentors, workshops, peer reviews and more. The program is open to Babson students and alumni, Olin Engineering and Wellesley College during…

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Michael Chmura

Babson Alumnus Business Ring Raises $28 Million Series B From Sir Richard Branson

Ring, inventor of the smart doorbell, today announced the company raised $28 million in Series B funding to further its mission of reducing crime in communities. Sir Richard Branson, Shea Ventures and American Family Insurance led the round. True Ventures, Upfront and multiple angels, including Sky Dayton, also participated. Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin…

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Alessandra Cosimini

Best Tools for Startups

Up until this summer, I had only one experience with a startup, and that was FME. Now, I am working for two startups and so far, it has been a pretty interesting experience. The contrast between working for a corporation versus working for a startup has been insanely different, but I have already learned a…

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D Coley

Why Startups are Ideal for Nurturing Young Minds

Internships are a dime a dozen. Students scour the web for months applying to dozens of companies in hope of landing a coveted position. After a grueling search and many interviews, I landed an internship at Evol8tion, based in New York. Here are three reasons I love working at a startup. You have the freedom…

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Ashley Gerber

Observations: Israeli Business Culture

This summer I am interning for FlowMed, a startup in Haifa, Israel. The business culture in Israel is very different from the United States. Below is a list of the things that have stood out the most for me in my time in Israel so far: 1. The work week is different I had to redefine…

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Babson San Francisco

San Francisco Alumni Club Monthly Spotlight: Organic Meets Good

The San Francisco Alumni Club’s monthly spotlight on alumni businesses continues. Check back and read about more Babson startups! The following post is from Christa Ferguson M’15 of Parrot Foods.   http://www.organicmeetsgood.com http://www.altalenawholesale.com Founder: Roni Gloger, CEO (34), M’13 Industry: Food industry What you sell: Organic super foods, grains, seeds, nuts and other organic ingredients…

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Yerim Kim

An exploration of entrepreneurship education in Africa

On April 22nd, Akeem Allen ’17 of CREED and Marvin Tarawally ’17 of Students Making a Real Transformation (SMART) Liberia (formerly Student Reform Initiative) joined members of the Butler Venture Accelerator on their experience of spreading Entrepreneurship spirit in Africa. CREED was established in November of 2014 to provide education to broader education in Mamelodi…

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