Living Entrepreneurship

KP Rhee

Past B.E.T.A. Challenge Finalists: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part IV)

Dan Wilson M’13 founded AfterDark Technologies to accommodate athletes who like to continue their passion for team sports even after the sun sets. The company was founded in early 2013 and, like many  other businesses, AfterDark Technologies started as concept. Having problems finding time to play during the day and finding lighted fields at night,…

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Featured Alumni Business: MandaSeguro.com

What is your name, and the name of your business? I am Matias Sevi ’12, the founder of MandaSeguro.com What’s the mission or description of your business? Our slogan is “Innovating the way to help your loved ones.” MandaSeguro.com is a website that allows Hispanics that currently live in the US to help their family…

Living Entrepreneurship

One Mistake I Won’t Make Twice

With the fall semester just around the corner, the Blank Center is getting ready to start another year of the Butler Venture Accelerator. The summer flew by with the fifth year of the Summer Venture Program, where 14 Babson businesses participated in a 10-week intensive experience designed to accelerate the development of their ventures. Check…

Living Entrepreneurship

KP Rhee

Getting Your Product to Market – Lessons Learned from a SVP Alum

Getting your product or service to market is one of the biggest obstacles an entrepreneur can face. Sara Gragnolati M’10, a participant from the Summer Venture Program, came to share her experiences with the 2013 cohort this past summer.   Gragnolati shared some of her lessons learned from getting her company’s product to market. Cocomama provides all natural,…

Living Entrepreneurship

KP Rhee

Designing for Customer Conversion

Customers can be categorized in two groups: a group of customers who is ready to buy and another group of customers who is looking to buy. Customers who already decided to buy products typically purchase the product/service within a short period time. They are relatively easy to approach compared to those looking to buy. These…

Living Entrepreneurship

KP Rhee

Be Effective in Getting Your Name Out

Many startups struggle to get their names out. Even if an entrepreneur has a great idea with an excellent business model, it is useless until customers acknowledge them and buy from them. Thus many entrepreneurs attempt to advertise themselves as much as possible. In order to deliver clear, memorable information that resonates, entrepreneurs need to…

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Past Summer Venture Program Participants: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part V)

Josh Harwell M’12 partook in the 2012 Summer Venture Program by working on his venture, CAMFormulas. CAMFormulas is an online retailer of high-quality and pharmaceutical grade health, beauty, and nutritional products. Harwell and three interns spent most of the summer focusing on developing marketing initiatives and updating CAMFormula’s e-commerce platform. In addition to the interns,…

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Past Summer Venture Program Participants: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part IV)

Chris Jacobs ’10 participated in the 2010 Summer Venture Program and spent the summer growing his venture, Honest Discounts. Honest Discounts provides Americans with a completely free discount prescription card program which saves them 10%–75% on all generic and brand name prescription medications not covered by their health insurance. The card program has no age,…

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Past Summer Venture Program Participants: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part III)

Seth Burstein M’11 participated in the Summer Venture Program in 2010 and 2011 with two different ventures, Trade Show Internet and Golden Health Guide. Burstein started Trade Show Internet prior to attending Babson and established Golden Health Guide with his co-founder, Laura Goodman Mitchell M’11, during his first year of the MBA program. Today Trade…

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Past Summer Venture Program Participants: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part II)

In 2012, David Blutenthal M’13 and one other teammate participated in the Babson Summer Venture Program (SVP) to develop a music application, Expressionality. They spent their summer building the initial application, and today view the SVP as a tremendously positive experience. According to Blutenthal, the Summer Venture Program was an opportunity for him to quickly…