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Hailey Serna

2018 SVP Startup Profile: TastePal

Entrepreneurs Ralph Haddad ‘20 Maria Kahale Tell me a little bit about yourselves and your company TastePal? I (Maria) started TastePal with Ralph about a year ago after creating, growing, and selling one of the largest restaurant databases in Lebanon. Clearly, we must both love food, but we also have other interests. I am a…

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Hailey Serna

2018 SVP Startup Profile: Smask

Entrepreneurs Dillon Galynsky ‘20 Leny Prog Tell me a little bit about yourselves and your company Smask? Smask is a personal smoking filtration device that reduces pepsinogens and eliminates odors. Believe it or not Smask actually wasn’t our first startup; we previously owned a software based company together. Although a rewarding experience, we knew it…

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Babson San Francisco

Summer Catalyst Program WEEK4: Ian Thiel M’12, Alto Pharmacy + Ryan Hoover, Founder of Product Hunt

Another productive week @Babson San Francisco! We had 2 amazing guest speakers who shared wisdom about the value of customers and retaining them. Our first speaker was Ian Thiel M‘12, the current Head of Growth for Alto Pharmacy and the former Head of New Products at Optimizely. Ian explained the importance of understanding your customer segment, recommended several books,…

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Antonette Ho

Meet the 2018 SVP Cohort at the Summer Venture Showcase!

Join us on Thursday, July 26 for this year’s Summer Venture Showcase at The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston! 15 startups from the Summer Venture Program cohort will share their stories and present their business ventures. Register now (pre-registration is required) >> The Summer Venture Program is a 10-week intensive experience that builds entrepreneurial skills…

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Yumel Hernandez-Pascual

Startups in a NYC leading tech accelerator

This summer I’m interning at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, a leading tech accelerator in NYC where less than 2% of startups applying are accepted. I’m specifically working in depth with a startup called Woveon, where we help companies derive customer analytics across all their different communication channels with the help of AI and Machine Learning. While…

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Hailey Serna

Making A Great First Impression

“What percentage of what we discuss today, will you remember tomorrow?” asked Beth Goldstein during her Lunch and Learn. Beth is an advisor of the Summer Venture Program with an expertise in marketing and consulting. She spoke with our entrepreneurs all about forming the perfect pitch in a sales situation. Beth explained that on average…

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Babson San Francisco

Summer Catalyst Program WEEK3: Aldo Carrascoso M’08 + Elvis Lieban M’14 + Uber VP Product Design

It was another eventful week @Babson San Francisco where our Summer Catalyst teams participated in a hands-on workshop, met with industry experts and incredible Babson alumni!   Our first speaker was Aldo Carrascoso M’08, serial entrepreneur and founder of several successful ventures across many industries including media, fin-tech, and health. He launched Jukin Media, a company…

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Hailey Serna

Week 5: Summer Venture Program 2018

Time flies when you’re having fun. It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway done with the Summer Venture Program. Week 5 of SVP has been nothing less than productive for our entrepreneurs. We began the week jumping straight into our lunch and learn lead by one of the advisors of the program, Beth…

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Hailey Serna

How Do You Create Authenticity?

David Oksman ’03, an advisor of the Summer Venture Program, spoke all about the importance of building a true brand that fosters a deep sense of connection and love within its consumers at a recent lunch and learn around marketing and branding. “I love to love,” said David. By building communities based on shared values…

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Hailey Serna

SVP Advisor Profile: David Oksman

I recently had the chance to speak with David Oksman ’03, a Babson alum, marketing expert, and one of this year’s Summer Venture Program (SVP) advisors. In his interview, David spoke about his love of entrepreneurship, Babson, and helping these startups. Here is an overview of our talk. What is your role in the Summer…

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