Tag: Startups

The Reality of Working at a Startup

The days of falling in the crowd are over. When working with a startup, you can expect to be right at the front lines with everyone else. Most college students aim for internships with big corporations like Google or Amazon. But, it’s the underdogs that provide a more valuable experience.  Taking Responsibility Working with a…

Posted In Undergraduate Blog

How Can Startups Leverage the Power of Social Media?

Interning for Fyrii has exposed me to the struggles of brand awareness, and relying on social media as the backbone of advertising. I mean, why wouldn’t you? It’s free, easy, and it makes it possible to reach millions of consumers with just one click of a button.  When we think of social media, we normally…

Posted In Undergraduate Blog

How 2 Use Digital Marketing for Your Startup

Entrepreneurs in 2020 have access to a growing range of increasingly powerful marketing tools. But amidst all of the other responsibilities that come with growing a venture, how much marketing do founders need to do, and which tools are the best use of their time and resources? The Blank Center kicked off this semester’s series…

Posted In Living Entrepreneurship Blog

Antonette Ho

Summer Venture Program 2020: What You Need to Know Now

March 2020 Update on Summer Venture Program Like many of us, Babson has been closely monitoring and responding to the coronavirus COVID-19 situation. At this time, Babson anticipates moving forward with summer programs. With that guidance in mind, we are planning for our 2020 Summer Venture Program. Babson’s greatest priority is the safety and wellbeing…

Posted In Living Entrepreneurship Blog

Antonette Ho

B.E.T.A. Challenge 2020: What You Need to Know Now

Want to win $20,000 for your venture? Now in its ninth year, the Blank Center’s B.E.T.A. Challenge recognizes major milestones Babson businesses have achieved by taking action. Winners of the graduate, undergraduate, and alumni B.E.T.A. Challenge tracks each win a grand prize of $20,000 in cash, plus​ “services in kind” donations from corporate sponsors. In…

Posted In Living Entrepreneurship Blog

Engaging with Your Customer: How 2 Achieve Customer Success

At the core of any successful startup is a strong understanding of its customers. Throughout this semester’s #How2Tuesdays series, we’ve heard from experts that many startups fail because they never truly put themselves in their customers’ shoes to design a problem-solving product. So how can founders go above and beyond to serve their customers? Earlier…

Posted In Living Entrepreneurship Blog

Never Not Negotiating: How 2 Negotiate in the Life of a Startup

Aside from pitching, one of the most important skills for an entrepreneur to master is negotiation. Entrepreneurs find themselves negotiating across all aspects of their venture, from raising funding to convincing co-founders to join their team. The Blank Center recently had the privilege of welcoming one of the foremost experts in entrepreneurial negotiation, Samuel “Mooly”…

Posted In Living Entrepreneurship Blog

The Art of Investor Empathy: How 2 Raise Money

Across all industries and sectors, funding is the lifeblood of growing ventures. But for most first-time founders, raising money beyond the initial friends and family round is an intimidating process. How do founders know they’re taking the “right money” at the right time?  Members of the Babson community found answers to their questions about funding…

Posted In Living Entrepreneurship Blog

The business side of fashion

I have always dreamed of working in the business side of fashion. This summer I had the privilege of interning at a lingerie company in digital marketing and brand management. With industry giants such as Victoria’s Secret and Calvin Klein perpetuating an unrealistic image of ideal body type, many consumers have been left feeling excluded…

Posted In Undergraduate Blog