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Ziyan Liu

Working in a Co-Working Space

For many start-ups, working in a shared workspace is a great bootstrapping solution to reduce fixed expenses. As the Summer Venture Program started last month in Workbar Boston, I have been able to experience what it is like to work in a co-working space. At Workbar Boston, there are five areas our entrepreneurs have access…

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Priscilla Joy Ning

5 Reasons Why Startups Are Stealing The Best Talent

L Marks Working at NatureBox for the past three weeks has been an absolute whirlwind of new experiences. But admittedly, while I was driving to my new home in Silicon Valley, I was wondering what all the fuss surrounding the startup culture was truly about. After all, the area looked exactly like the Southern California…

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Ziyan Liu

Week 5: Summer Venture Program 2017

Time flies when you are crazy busy. We are already halfway through the Summer Venture Program! Our ventures are constantly making connections. On Monday, June 19, we had Jill Becker, a scientist and tech entrepreneur specializing in product commercialization and new market initiatives, hold office hours for our entrepreneurs. Dr. Becker thinks that for any…

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Karen Macias

First Thing’s First, Coffee!

Since my internship is somewhat atypical, with no set agenda or job description, I thought I’d give you a brief outline of what a day at the DEC looks like for me. 9:00 AM: Forever: the time it takes (or feels like) to brew coffee in the morning. Because the DEC is open 24/7 to many…

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Ziyan Liu

Week 4: Summer Venture Program 2017

Lots of events and activities happened during week 4 of Summer Venture Program! During team updates, SVP Director David Chang put up each start-up’s company brief that were filled out during the first week of the program. So many things have changed since the program started! Some have accomplished their top millstones, some have solved…

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Ziyan Liu

Week 3: Summer Venture Program 2017

Week three of Summer Venture Program was about connecting the entrepreneurs with the outside world; from getting them in touch with potential customers, to helping them making connections with potential investors and advisors. On Monday, June 5, after a quick weekly team update, Mitchell Troyanovsky (Quonvo) delivered his investor presentation during Hot Seat. Quonvo is…

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Ziyan Liu

Week 2: Summer Venture Program 2017

After a rainy Memorial Day weekend, our passionate entrepreneurs got back to work at Workbar Boston with their full strength and enthusiasm. It is nice to know that they are utilizing other co-working spaces such as Workbar Cambridge and the Blank Center! We started week 2 by having team updates. On the first day of…

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Emily Denoble

SVP Advisor Profile: Keith Hopper

The Blank Center is delighted that Keith Hopper is part of the 2017 Summer Venture Program team as an advisor for the second consecutive year! Keith is an invaluable resource to the Boston startup community and the SVP teams. We recently chatted about how being an advisor for SVP differs from typical mentor relationships and…

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Babson San Francisco

Semester in San Francisco (Spring 2017)

Since fall 2014, Babson ugrads have had the opportunity to spend a Semester in San Francisco, a city known for its entrepreneurial activity, disruptive technology, and culture of innovation. The SF Bay Area is home to some of the most influential businesses + startups in the world and is the leading center for venture capital investment. Most…

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